Hydroelectric Power

By: Abbie Clark & Emily Chaney

Pros

  • It is a green source of energy
  • It slows down global warming
  • You can control the flow of water
  • You can us the dam's water for irrigation, drinking water, and recreation
  • Helps prevent droughts
  • It is a renewable source of energy
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Cons

  • Building the dam itself is really expensive
  • If there is a drought you won't have any electricity
  • If you dam an area it floods the surrounding habitats and plant life
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Stance

Although the cons might be bad it is still a better source of energy than fossil fuels.