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Environmental Impacts of Increased Hydroelectric Development at Existing Dams

DescriptionThis report describes the environmental impacts of a proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to promote the development of hydropower resources at existing dams. Hydropower development at existing dams has, in general, fewer impacts than development of additional fossil-fueled resources or hydropower at new dams, although potential cumulative impacts of developing multiple hydropower projects have not been explicitly addressed. Environmental review of project impacts and mitigation needs can ensure that additional hydropower development at existing dams can provide a renewable resource with fewer impacts than alternative resources.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages60
Document SizePDF 5.5 MB
First Received9/14/2009 12:00:00 AM
Program NameWater Power Program
KeywordsEnvironmental; impacts; development; existing; dam(s); impact(s); mitigation; hmarketacpage; hydro_acceleration
Print Date4/1/1991 12:00:00 AM
Product ID3746
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