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    The Pros And Cons Of Dams

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    think of is dams. Dams cause a devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused by dams, the US government should repair or remove dams that have under 75% efficiency because the modern dams on average can…

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    Should Dams be Removed? Dams in the United States play very important roles in controlling the waterways and for transportation purposes, but is the destruction of the rivers and surrounding land worth it? Many of these dams do more harm than good to the rivers, and hundreds of dams in the United States are no longer even in use. Not only are they damaging the rivers, but these unused dams are also no longer providing any benefits for rivers or for human use. These unused dams should be…

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    Banqiao Dam Failure Essay

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    The Banqiao Dam Failure, 1975 The Banqiao Dam was built on the Ru River as a means to prevent future flooding of the Huai River Basin in the Zhumadian Prefecture of Henan Province in central China, which had been severely flooded in 1950. Construction of the dam was started in 1951 and was completed the following year. The slightly smaller Shimantan Dam on the Hong River, and many other smaller dams situated within this river system, were built for the same project. By 1954, both the Banqiao…

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    Dam is an important way of water-resources utilization in large rivers. Dam construction has played significant roles in flood control, irrigation, navigation, and energy supply; however, the enormous negative effects, such as landslides, ecological problems, and water quality decline, could surpass positive gains. In these days, the water has become the most important need of everyone. In the monsoon season, there is over amount of water. Because of no facility of storage of water, this amount…

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    the Incident/ Accident ST. Francis Dam disaster in California Brief Summary At 11:57PM on March 12, 1928, in the St. Francis Dam. It seemed that the huge dam collapse and so this was a catastrophic failure, it has been built to supply the city of Los Angeles with water because of the growing number of the population. The dam has been built by the Ministry of the Los Angeles Water and Power, in the period between 1924 and 1926. The department was under the direction of its General Manager and…

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    Reversible and Irreversible Processes in a Hydroelectric Dam In Thermodynamics, there are two main processes that take place in our environment: reversible processes and irreversible processes. Reversible processes are said to be ideal processes that seldom occur. Irreversible processes are the processes that can be easily found in nature and that occur naturally. It is said that when a system experiences a change to its initial state while moving to its final state, the system has undergone…

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    Condit Dam Case Study

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    The Condit Dam, constructed along the White Salmon River in South Central Washington, was created in order to power the Crown Willamette Paper Company nearby. Unfortunately, the salmon that inhabited the river were unable to pass through the dam, leading to its destruction nearly one hundred years later. As a result of its removal, the salmon were able to repopulate the river and thrive in the reestablished environment. Although there were complications with the design of the dam, its initial…

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    The Hoover Dam was an engineering marvel of its time period. This project was one of the largest construction projects ever attempted in the U. S. history. The original purpose of the dam was for irrigation, water supply, flood control, and hydroelectric production. The dam project was interesting to study because of the history involved, the construction phase, and the different benefits to the country. During the early 1900’s, the U.S. bureau of Reclamation wanted to find a way to help…

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    Engineering Feat: Hoover Dam One of the largest dams in the world, the hoover dam provides hydroelectric power thanks to the Colorado River and forms Lake Mead. This dam was completed in 1935 and has the world’s largest reservoir of water. This dam is an engineering feat due to its ability to control the Colorado River’s flooding problem, contain such high quantities of water, and provides water and electricity to Los Angeles and Southern California. This project also resulted in a new kind of…

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    Conclusion Due to the complexity of the Three Gorges Dam project it is difficult to forecast the exact date of completion. So far 15 years seem to be enough but the whole project relies on many differ-ent factors but external effects can hardly be predicted. The resettlement of the people living in the area could not be as easy since they have to leave their homes and have to leave many things with sentimental value behind. Also could environmentalists intervene the whole pro-ject due to the…

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