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To learn more about hydroelectric energy, visit the following:
Reclamation - Managing Water in the West, U.S. Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Reclamation is a U.S. government organization that manages, develops, and protects water and related resources. This site provides information on hydroelectric power plants and projects that are part of the Bureau's activities.
Hydropower, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest owner and operator of hydroelectric power plants in the United States. This website provides information how hydroelectric energy is generated as well as its benefits and some of its impacts.
Hydropower Facts, Idaho National Laboratory
The Idaho National Laboratory conducts energy research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. This site provides information about hydroelectric power plants, including costs, history, potential, and benefits.
Water Power Program, U.S. Department of Energy
This website describes the generation of hydroelectricity from rivers and streams as well as waves and tides.
Hydroelectricity, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This website examines some of the ecological impacts associated with hydroelectricity.
FWEE, Foundation for Water and Energy Education
This website provides information regarding the use of water an energy resource in the Northwest. This site examines the environmental impacts, operational issues, and economic needs associated with hydroelectricity.
About Hydro, The Canadian Hydropower Association
The Canadian Hydropower Association represents the interests of the hydroelectric energy industry in Canada. This site looks at how hydroelectricity is generated as well as the historical and future use of hydropower as an energy resource.
NHA, National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association promotes the growth of hydropower. This website provides news articles, general information, and research efforts related to generating hydroelectricity.
IEA Hydropower, International Energy Agency
This website provides information about projects and the use of hydroelectric energy across the globe.