Environmental Issues Related to Conventional Hydropower
Hydropower is the largest renewable electrical energy source in the world and has a total global capacity of approximately 1,010 GW from 150 countries. Although hydropower has many environmental advantages, hydropower dams have potential adverse ecological impacts such as fish passage, water quality, and habitat alterations.
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- JH Lehr, J Keeley and TB Kingery; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- hydropower; fish passage; turbine; dams