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Hydroelectricity . By Moriah Webb 8-S. Hydroelectricity Water producing electricity. Cons Important Cons #1 #2 #3 Other Cons What countries produce it? How does it work?. Con #1. Dams are expensive to build, and can take many years to build. Ex: Mansfield Dam, Austin, Texas

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hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity

By Moriah Webb

8-S

hydroelectricity water producing electricity
HydroelectricityWater producing electricity.
  • Cons
    • Important Cons
      • #1
      • #2
      • #3
    • Other Cons
  • What countries produce it?
  • How does it work?
con 1
Con #1
  • Dams are expensive to build, and can take many years to build.
    • Ex: Mansfield Dam, Austin, Texas
      • Took five years to build
      • Cost $30,000,00o
      • Cost $15,000 to maintain each year
con 2
Con #2
  • Fish cannot swim upstream for spawning, or go downstream without the chance they will be killed by the turbines.
con 3
Con #3
  • Plant decay washed downstream clogs at major dams producing as many greenhouse gasses as more conventional methods of producing electricity.
other cons
Other Cons
  • Hydroelectric power production requires flooding of entire valleys and scenic areas.
  • Disrupts natural seasonal changes in the river, and ecosystems can be destroyed.
  • Stop flooding that help to clean out the silt in rivers, causing turbines to flood to clog.
other cons1
Other Cons
  • Dams can break in a massive flash flood.
  • Flooding takes away scenic and agricultural areas
  • Can take away many animal homes and even take peoples homes away.