Alternative Energy: Hydroelectric Power. By Naina Gimadeyeva and Kalil Johnson. Electricity is generated by hydropower Hydropower is the gravitational force of falling water The force of water drives the water turbine and generator to create electricity. General Description.
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By Naina Gimadeyeva and Kalil Johnson
Swift flowing rivers or streams
Limited locations due to
Areas needed with heavy rainfall
Need to displace the people
Least common compared to others
Supplies 9% of the United States’ electricity
Accounts for 49% of all renewable energy used by the U.S.Extra Information
Two types of dams:
Risk Factors to the design of a hydroelectric dam:
Conditions for building a dam
Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam): built in the 1930s in the Black Canyons of the Colorado River