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hydroelectricity

[¦hī·drō·i‚lek′tris·əd·ē]
(electricity)
Electric power produced by hydroelectric generators. Also known as hydropower.

Hydroelectricity

Electricity that is produced when falling water turns generators. It is a renewable energy source derived from gravity and rain. Very small generation facilities, producing up to 50 kilowatts, are called micro-hydro.
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MOSCOW: Sixty-four people missing after a flood at Russia's largest hydro-electric dam are most likely dead, its owner said on Tuesday, indicating a final death toll far higher than the 12 confirmed so far.
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Around 64 people missing in an accident at Russia's largest hydro-electric dam in Siberia, which killed 12 people on Monday, are feared dead.
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The Long Point First Nation is also considering purchasing the nearby hydro-electric dam, as well as possibly investing in local fisheries and cheese factory projects.
The construction 40 years ago of a hydro-electric dam further up the valley to provide for the growing population and tourist trade at Ouarzazate, along with the relentless desertification of the region, has taken a heavy toll on water supplies.
In 2010 the ethnic rights organisation, Survival International described Ethiopia's plans to build Africa's largest hydro-electric dam as "atrocious," claiming that it will displace 200,000 people.
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