This water is great for building a hydroelectric dam!
A hydroelectric dam? what is that?
Water is needed to run a hydroelectric dam. The water is held behind the dam, forming an artificial lake. The force of the water being released from the lake through the dam spins the blades of a giant turbine., which creates electricity.
A hydroelectric dam is a flow resource that converts the energy of rushing water into electrical energy.
Do you want to know what the positive and negative effects are?
Yes! I'm interested!
Ok, that's good. What are the negative effects?
Ok, this is the positive effect. Hydropower is fueled by water, so it's a clean fuel source. It won't pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas do.
A dam changes the flow of a river. This can change, or destroy, habitats for fish or wildlife. A dam can result in local flooding, which can damage ecosystems in the region.