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Hydroelectric power plants -- United States.

View Resource Hydroelectric Dams

Although hydroelectric power represents a relatively small portion of the world's energy resources, it is still an important commodity with great potential. To harness hydropower, civil engineers must design dams that convert the kinetic energy of water into electricity. The fundamentals of general-use dams are discussed on the home page of the US Society on Dams (1). Besides providing brief...