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Published  5/10/2022
Learn how pairing hydropower with batteries and other energy storage technologies may allow for better run-of-river operations and how this pairing may mitigate for hydro peaking.
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Published  4/12/2022
Learn about the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force, including process, recommendations, and current outcomes. This Task Force came about following the catastrophic Edenville and Sanford Dam failures on the Tittabawassee River in May 2020.
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Case StudiesReports
Published  1/31/2022
This 2022 report from American Rivers provides a comprehensive look at the current state of dam removal across the country, 2021 Dam Removal Summary Statistics Number of dams removed in 2021: 57 removals Number of upstream river miles reconnected in 2021: More than 2,131 miles Top states for dam removals in 2021: Vermont, Pennsylvania, and […]
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Published  3/7/2022
The rapid growth of renewable power generation coupled with the early retirement of large capacity thermal generation is creating a need for additional energy storage projects. While the hydropower industry believes that pumped storage is the most viable solution, other forms of energy storage may be a better solution. Learn some basics about energy storage - including pumped storage.
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Presentations and trainingsVideos
Published  2/17/2022
This 101 talk on how regional electric grids and markets work, and how hydro fits in to the electricity landscape, will help river advocates engage in discussions about project economics in a meaningful way during relicensing, and begin to think about coming issues for hydropower in the continuing energy transition.
Case StudiesRecommended readingTribal Resources
Published  2/1/2022
ABSTRACT: Since the early 1900s, more than 1700 dams have been removed from rivers in the United States. Native American Tribes have played a key role in many significant removals, bringing cultural, economic, and legal resources to bear on the process. Their involvement contrasts with the displacement and marginalisation that have historically characterised the relationship […]
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Recommended readingTribal Resources
Published  1/17/2022
This tribal spotlight of the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians was written by Taylor Pennewell of Redbud Resource Group, as told by Matthew (Gramps) Williford Sr. of the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu. It was produced by American Whitewater as part of the California Rivers through Native Eyes project highlighting tribal stewardship of and connection […]
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Tools and guidesTribal Resources
Published  1/17/2022
Consider these ten things to show respect and reciprocity when recreating on native land.
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Tools and guidesTribal Resources
Published  1/17/2022
This list of terms contains basic key vocabulary related to Tribes and Tribal issues.
Recommended reading
Published  12/28/2021
This research provides a global-scale evaluation of the impact of dam construction by using a variety of global spatial databases. In particular, it provides insight into the impacts on economy, population, and greenness of 631 recently built hydropower dams by region and dam size. They discovered that 631 recently built hydropower dams were associated with reduced local economy, population, and greenness in areas within 50 km of the dam sites, particularly in the Global South. This is contrary to claims thatdams improve the livelihoods of people as well as ecosystemservices. The research highlights that policy interventions are needed to address impacts on populations and urban land near small and medium dams.