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Electricity and its Development at Niagara Falls __ "By the time planning began for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, hydroelectric power generation had already been in place at Niagara Falls for nearly a decade."  History, technology, and much more. - illustrated - From buffalo.edu - http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/exhibits/panam/sel/electricity.html

The Energy Planet :: Hydroelectric Power __ Articles and resources. - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/C004471/tep/en/traditional_energy/hydroelectric_power.html

History of Hydroelectric Power __ A brief timeline of hydropower and links to additional resources. - From uaf.edu - http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/104_spring2004.web.dir/Todd_Robyn/Page5.htm

The history of hydroelectric energy in America __ You will find a detailed history of water power in America. - From helium.com - http://www.helium.com/items/1151635-what-happened-to-hydroelectric-power

Hoover Dam __ "When completed in 1936, it was both the world's largest electric-power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both these respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 35th-largest hydroelectric generating station."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam 

How Hydropower Plants Work __ A multi-page general overview. - From howstuffworks.com - http://science.howstuffworks.com/hydropower-plant.htm

 

Hydropower - Hydroelectric Power __ You will find a very brief outline of hydropower. - From renewableenergyworld.com - http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/tech/hydropower  

Hydropower - Water Energy __ Information about hydropower for kids. - illustrated - From doe.gov - http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/water.html

Hydroelectric Power Generation __ A general look at the process of generating electricity from falling water. - From suite101.com - http://environmental-engineering.suite101.com/article.cfm/hydroelectric_power_generation

Hydroelectric Power: How it works, USGS Water Science for Schools __ "So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way."  Learn all about it here. - illustrated - From usgs.gov - http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html

Hydroelectricity __ "Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by hydropower, i.e., the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroelectricity

TVA: Hydroelectric Power __ "Hydropower is Americaís leading renewable energy resource. Of all the renewable power sources, itís the most reliable, efficient, and economical." A look at the TVA and its hydropower activities. - From tva.gov - http://www.tva.gov/power/hydro.htm

TVA Kids: Hydroelectric Power __ The TVA for kids. - illustrated - From  tvakids.com - http://www.tvakids.com/electricity/hydro.htm

 

 

 

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