Asked in Dams
What are the most productive hydroelectric dams in the us?
April 22, 2009 1:22AM
The most productive by far is the hoover dam, which in theory could run several months with no one to watch or look over it. If people suddenly dissapeared off the face of the Earth it would be the last place giving off power. (quite possibly)
What are two limitations on hydroelectric power in the US?
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Asked in Dams
What are the names of the hydroelectric dams?
There are many hydroelectric dams all with their own name. The world's largest hydroelectric dam is the Three Gorges Dam located on the Yangtze River in China. Another famous dam is the Hoover Dam, located on the Colorado River at the boarder of Arizona and Nevada (US Route 93). Anmother one is Kaptai Dam, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Farakka Dam, kolkata, India.
Number of dams in India?
At independence, in 1947, there were fewer than 300 large dams in India. By the year 2000 the number had grown to over 4000, more than half of them built between 1971 and 1989. India ranks third in the world in dam building, after US and China. While some of these dams were built primarily for flood control, water supply, and hydroelectric power generation, the primary purpose of most Indian dams remains irrigation.
Asked in North America
What state in the US has the most dams?
According to the US Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams, Texas has the most with more than 7,000, followed by Kansas with more than 6,000, Missouri with more than 5,000, and Oklahoma with more than 4,700. Washington doesn't come close. It only has 763 dams. Check National Inventory of Dams Data by State for info on all US states and territories.
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Where are hydroelectric plants normally located?
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What are the most productive agricultural regions of the US?
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How are dams useful to us?
A dam is a wall of solid material built across a river. As a result water is stored in a lake that will form upstream of dam. The main purpose of the most of the dams is to create a reservoir of water to use at a later time. There are different types of dams like concrete dams, arch dams and earth dams. The design and construction of a dam depends upon its purpose and location as well as materials and workforce available. A dam must be waterlight, and must be also stable. The dam wall must have sufficient strength to firstly bear its own weight and secondly to resist the water pressure in the lake upstream of the dam. It must have an outlet valve to release water in controlled amounts as required. It also needs a spillway so that large volumes of flood water can flow around it without causing any damage to the structure itself. Dams are extremely useful to us for they help to control floods and supply water to dams and cities. Dams also generate hydroelectric power, and the water stored in the lake is useful for irrigation of crops. The lake that forms behind the dam can be useful for water sports and leisure activities. Often, large dams become tourist attractions of their own sight. Dams are helpful for us because the direct where the water flows to other places that don't have water
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Why was the first US congress one of the most creative and productive?
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Asked in Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the most productive president?
Different Presidents have accomplished many different things, and there is no way to determine who is definitely the most productive. Many historians believe that the first President, George Washington, without whom the US would not even have existed, was the most productive. Some would say that Franklin D. Roosevelt, who successfully dealt with both the Great Depression and WW II, was the most productive. I am sure that some people, who credit Ronald Reagan with the successful conclusion of the Cold War, think that Reagan was the most productive. Abraham Lincoln preserved the country through the Civil War, and although he did not personally end slavery (which required a constitutional amendment) his actions were of central importance in bringing slavery to an end in America, which was certainly a very productive and necessary development. Those are the leading candidates.