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Managing Water in the West: Hydroelectric Power

Source: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Description: A 26-page introduction to hydropower, including a glossary

Topics explored: how hydropower works, transmitting power, how power is computed, all about turbines, pumped storage, future potential, hydropower and the environment

Education Level

• High School

• College

• Graduate School

• Vocational School

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Env Science

• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Hydrology

• Hydropower Facilities