Hydroelectric and Geothermal Power
April 14, 2014
Long-Term Hydroelectric and Geothermal Power
The Hoover Dam has withstood the test of time, it is known as a reliable source of power. One the disadvantage side of things, the Hoover Dam has come at a cost to both the environment and to people.
According to Jacques (2014), “Take away the dams, and the Cocopa Indians, whose ancestors fished and farmed the Delta for more than a millennium, might have a chance of avoiding cultural extinction. Take away the dams, and the Colorado would again bring its nutrients to the Gulf of California, helping that depleted fishery to recover the status it held a half-century ago as an unparalleled repository of marine life” (para. 10).
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Jacques, L. (2014). The struggle over dams, displaced people and the environment. Retrieved from http://www.alternet.org/story/46809/the_struggle_over_dams,_displaced_people_and_the_environment
Vegas.com. (2014). Hoover Dam. Retrieved from http://www.vegas.com/attractions/near-las-vegas/hoover-dam/