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Presentations and trainingsTribal ResourcesVideos
Published  2/22/2023
The Hydropower Reform Coalition was proud to co-sponsor this webinar with William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation. HRC Associate National Director, Colleen McNally-Murphy, moderated this discussion with Andy Fisher, Associate Professor of History at W&M. Panelists Jeremy Takala: Chair, Tribal Council Fish & Wildlife, Law & Order, and Legislative Committees (Yakama Nation, Kamiłtpah/Rock Creek […]
Published  2/1/2023
The economic analysis of the likely removal of the two Potter Valley Project dams shows significant economic benefit to the five-country region of study as well as across the State of California.
Academic ArticlesReservoir Emissions
Published  1/9/2023
Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from reservoirs have most often been evaluated on a global extent through areal scaling or linear-regression models. These models typically rely on a limited number of characteristics such as age, size, and average temperature to estimate per reservoir or areal flux. Such approaches may not be sufficient for describing conditions […]
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Reservoir EmissionsSample pleadingsTools and Guides
Published  12/8/2022
This sample study request proposes an assessment of the net greenhouse gas emissions from a hydropower project. It contains the scientific background and legal background for the request, including sections on goals and objectives, public interest considerations, existing information/need for additional information, project nexus, methodology, and level of cost and effort.
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FactsheetsReservoir Emissions
Published  12/8/2022
Read this factsheet to learn more about where emissions at hydropower dams come from, how bad it is, and what we can do about it.
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Academic Articles
Published  12/6/2022
Highlights Examined value of hydropower flow flexibility using a two-stage optimization method. Revenue is more sensitive to ramping constraints than minimum flow constraints. Demonstrated the impacts of hydropower plant configuration changes on revenue. Evaluated instream flow forecasting method to understand revenue difference. Abstract Timing of generation is becoming more and more valuable. This creates greater […]
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Reservoir EmissionsVideos
Published  11/3/2022
This three-part G-res tutorial video series will help you gain a basic understanding of the G-res Tool and how to find information needed to model the net carbon footprints of your local reservoirs. Developed by the International Hydropower Association and the UNESCO Chair in Global Environmental Change, G-res is a modeling tool for researchers and hydropower […]
Tribal ResourcesVideos
Published  10/30/2022
The First Descent of the Klamath River As the largest dam removal in history begins, a group of indigenous youth learn to whitewater kayak in hopes of becoming the first people to paddle the restored river from source-to-sea. As the young paddlers reconnect sections of the Klamath River that have not flowed freely for more […]
ReportsReservoir Emissions
Published  10/1/2022
Executive Summary Both R. L. Harris and Weiss reservoirs are sources of greenhouse gasses. At Weiss Reservoir, greenhouse gas emissions attributed to hydroelectric generation were 5 times greater than the proposed Clean Energy threshold. Emissions at Weiss Reservoir were comparable to the 2020 average of emission intensity from Southern Company electric utility plants in Alabama using coal […]
Academic ArticlesReservoir Emissions
Published  7/20/2022
Abstract: Inland waters serve as important hydrological connections between the terrestrial landscape and oceans but are often overlooked in global carbon (C) budgets and Earth System Models. Terrestrially derived C entering inland waters from the watershed can be transported to oceans but over 83% is either buried in sediments or emitted to the atmosphere before reaching […]