By-Courtney and Jordan
How is hydro power used?
Advantages and disadvantages
Cost- About 0.85 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Pollution- Minimal Pollution.
Advantages- Hydropower is fueled by water, so it is a clean fuel source, meaning it won't pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels.
Disadvantages- Fish population can be impacted if fish can't migrate upstream past impoundment dams to spawning ground or if they can't migrate downstream.
Availability (disadvantage)- Hydropower availability would worsen when there was a drought.