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Tag: Hydropower

The content below has been tagged with the term “Hydropower.”


  • A large, old concrete dam.
    Information icon Wateree Dam. Photo by USFWS.


    Hydropower, a renewable source of energy, is widely used throughout the United States and the world. Hydropower projects usually consist of damming a river to create a reservoir or lake. Water flowing through turbines in the dam create electricity. Dams, and the reservoirs they create, can also be used for water supply, flood control, and recreation. Although producing hydroelectricity does not emit any greenhouse gas emissions, the damming of rivers can have detrimental effects to our streams and rivers.  Learn more...

  • A bald eagle flying across a blue sky with a silver fish in its tallons.
    Information icon A bald eagle with a freshly caught fish. Photo by USFWS.

    Migratory birds

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service‚Äôs Migratory Bird Program works with partners to protect, restore, and conserve bird populations and their habitats for the benefit of future generations by: Ensuring long-term ecological sustainability of all migratory bird populations, Increasing socioeconomic benefits derived from birds, Improving hunting and bird watching and other outdoor bird-related experiences, and Increasing awareness of the value of migratory birds and their habitats for their aesthetic, ecological, recreational and economic significance.  Learn more...


  • A large concrete dam holds back water in a reservoir.
    Information icon R.L. Harris Hydroelectric Project, Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Photo by Alabama Power, used with permission.

    FERC Hydropower Licensing Training Workshop

    February 4, 2020 08:00 - 4:00 EST

    Location U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Region Office 1875 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Sam Hamilton B Conference Room Description This 3-day training workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licensing process for USFWS and other agency staff. The primary target audience is USFWS field staff tasked with representing USFWS interests and providing consultation and stakeholder engagement in the FERC hydropower licensing process.  Learn more...

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