Accession Number : ADP004773

Title :   Hydropower and Water Quality,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Wilhelms,S. C.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Hydroelectric power generation has proven to be one of the most attractive energy sources available. Past energy shortages have spurred growth in the number of hydroelectric facilities and today, as never before, numerous existing and proposed sites for hydropower projects are being evaluated and developed. The unique advantages of hydropower over fossil fuel or nuclear-powered steam generation have significantly contributed to the enthusiasm for its use. Hydropower is presently meeting about 12 percent of our Nation's energy needs. From the standpoint of energy resource conservation, hydropower is very attractive because the energy source (water held in the reservoir) is renewable. Hydropower is also extremely flexible from an operational standpoint. Hydropower is considered one of the cleanest major sources of electrical energy.

Descriptors :   *HYDROELECTRICITY, *WATER QUALITY, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, RESERVOIRS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, WATER, RELEASE, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), OXYGEN, LOW LEVEL, RETROFITTING, FLOOD CONTROL, AERATION, TURBINES, VENTING, ASPIRATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE