No that's not true. Hydroelectricty is actually very useful.
In 2006, hydroelectricity was responsible for 20% of the world's electricity.
Hydorelelectricty is awful, like what's the point of building turbines when we have fossil fuels.
That is just one con. But you shouldn't care, you're a bird.
Ok, well then how does hydroelectric power effect birds.
Take this river, for example, if there was a dam here we could generate hydroelectric power and it wouldn't cause pollution.
Ok, most flow resources don't cause pollution but I heard you have to use that energy right when it's generated.
Well, hydroelectric power is better than wind power cause there are no blades that can kill us. So an advantage is that indirect contact with hydro dams won't kill us, I think. But when dams are built the fish in the river and other animals around get affected because they don't have enough space.
That's awful though. I don't eat fish but what about the eagles and hawks. What if there are no longer any fish in the river and the birds die out of starvation.
That's not it.
It is true. Birds that eat meat, fish especially may starve but they can find another river like this one to get fed from.
Well, hydroelectricity isn't perfect, there are many disadvantages and advantages, but the main idea is that hydroelectricity is renewable so it is much better than fossil fuels. Don't you agree.
But what about water birds and the huge turbines built where they live.
See, I told you.
Yes. Hydroelectricity is renewable, it provides a lot of electricity, it's pollution free and it doesn't cause a major threat to us birds.