Dam Essays

  • Teton Dam Case Study

    843 Words  | 4 Pages

    4(d) Teton Dam: Background: The Teton Dam was a dam on the Teton River in Idaho, United States. It was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, one of eight federal agencies authorized to construct dams. It was located in the eastern part of the state, between the Fremont and Madison counties. There had been interest in building a dam in the Snake River Plain for many years. The purpose was to control spring runoff and provide a more constant water supply in the summer. This place had suffered

  • Hoover Dam Research Paper

    822 Words  | 4 Pages

    Construction of the Hoover Dam began in 1931. Its main purpose was for flood control, irrigation, and to provide hydroelectric power to many communities throughout the southwestern United States. There are 17 main turbines in the Hoover Dam power plant; consisting of nine on the Arizona side and 8 on the Nevada side. The generators which were to provide and generate electricity to this region were Francis-turbine generators. Since 1947, the average annual net generation for Hoover Power plant was

  • Kinzua Dam Case Study

    1129 Words  | 5 Pages

    the attack will be on the Kinzue Dam on the Allegheny River. Chemical agents, or Chemical Warfare of this nature typically involves contamination or the after effects of an explosive

  • Three Gorges Dam Essay

    1041 Words  | 5 Pages

    What are the positive and negative effects upon the environment of the three gorges dam? The three gorges dam is situated in the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping which is located in the Yiling District, Hubei province of China. It is the largest dam in the world and was started in 1994 and finished in 2009 . The dam was constructed for many reasons being flood control, power generation, transportation and tourist attraction. Although all these goals are positive there are also many negative

  • Three Gorges Dam Research Paper

    778 Words  | 4 Pages

    below the Three Gorges Dam are constantly in fear of their land being destroyed and submerged, and their culture being ripped away piece by piece, all caused by the rising waters of the nearly 600 foot tall dam. The Three Gorges Dam is multi billion dollar project that spans the Yangtze river, and is China 's largest project since the great wall. The dam will drive over 2 million villagers out of their homes and will demolish over 1,000 acres of farmland. The Three Gorges Dam is an overall unsustainable

  • Los Angeles Basin Analysis

    1594 Words  | 7 Pages

    prevention, and by 1921, the direction of the River had been moved away from the harbor. In addition, three large dams were built in the foothills to help regulate runoff. Only one of the three, Devils Gate Dam, which was constructed on Arroyo Seco, was built in the River system. Over 3700 check dams (small dams) were built in over 60 mountain canyons. This was the era of big dams in the United States and several more were built in those

  • Sedentary Neolithic Societies

    1164 Words  | 5 Pages

    Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, surveys the water control system of the ancient Chinese city called Liangzhu in order to understand the social and economic conditions of the city and the society that lived there. The authors argue that these dam systems were indeed built by a Neolithic culture and were not only created for the Liangzhu people to take advantage of the resources around them, but also directly contributed to their economic and social

  • Essay On Flood In Kuching

    727 Words  | 3 Pages

    The most recent flood occur in Kuching, Sarawak where heavy rainfall caused some areas around Kuching to be inundated by flood waters and most roads became congested as they were impassable to traffic. The heavy downpour was still continuing around Kuching and several stalled vehicles were left on the flooded roads. Several key places were flooded including the Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters at Jalan Badaruddin, Padungan fire and rescue station, Faculty of Medicine

  • Observations About The River

    314 Words  | 2 Pages

    What were the three most notable observations about the river and it’s surroundings that you made during lab 2? (3 points). -1). The riverbank was extremely high and sloped.2) Building were at least 50ft away due to potential flooding.3) There were large trees and shrubbery to absorb water when the levels begin to rise. For example, I was amazed by the color of the sky. For each of your notable observations, google “factors that affect’ your observation. Describe two factors that affect EACH of

  • Sacramento River Write-Up

    263 Words  | 2 Pages

    Lab Write-Up The Sacramento River, a meandering river located in Northern California, appears to have changed significantly from 1998 to present day. The winding curves of the river were much more pronounced and dramatic until erosion and decomposition affected the sediment amount in the river, changing its shape. As it flows, it deposits sediment on banks that lie on the insides of curves (point bar deposits), and erode the banks on the outside of curves. The low, crescent-shaped deposit of sediment

  • Hydroelectricity Effects

    932 Words  | 4 Pages

    Not only has hydroelectricity improved the process of the human’s water source, it improved knowledge of the process of water generation for scientists. Hydroelectricity process uses reservoirs and dams. A reservoir is a big natural or artificial lake that supplies water. A great example of hydroelectricity is Niagara Falls because of the large quantity of energy that can be generated from the massive amounts of water that the falls contains. New York and Canada are conjoined hydroelectricity users

  • Blackfoot Dam Analysis

    876 Words  | 4 Pages

    Blackfoot reserve, and are between the ages of 30 to 65 of either sex. The goal of this campaign is to educate the adults of the tribe about the negative aspects of the dam. The purpose of targeting individuals 30 to 65 instead of the younger generation is due to the fact that this group is more concerned with the implications the dam will have, whether environmentally and/or financially. In addition, this age group is more intune with previous challenges faced in regards to Native land and corporations

  • Essay On Dam Impoundment

    1016 Words  | 5 Pages

    How to mitigate the problem of damn impoundment to Tor sp Dam impoundments create barriers across rivers that gives negatives impacts on natural fish populations. The dam impoundment can contribute to the disappearance and exticntion of species and also diminished abundance. Tor sp is one of species affected by dam impoundment. Mitigation measures are really need to prevent the problem from arise. A) Construction of fish passage There are three ways of fish migrations. First is upstream, second

  • Kinzua Dam Essay

    554 Words  | 3 Pages

    of the Kinzua Dam on the Seneca Nation, was chosen after weeks of deliberation. To begin finding a topic, we researched and bounced ideas off of each other to see what to consider more seriously later on. Our previous topics have been near the early 1900s, and we looked more closely at topics near there. However, despite a lack of specifics, the Native Americans began to interest us. In September, the Erie Times-News published an article for the 50 year anniversary of Kinzua Dam, including details

  • Colorado River Trip Analysis

    741 Words  | 3 Pages

    to many different places. It wasn’t really about where we were going because I knew, in my mind, that wherever we were going to go it was going to be beautiful. There was one trip in particular where we were kayaking the Colorado River near Hoover Dam and I remember being amazed by the water, vegetation, and how a mountain goat could be at the very edge of the mountain and not fall off. My first instinct was to “observe the landscape, attending for reasons of [my] own to aspects of its appearance

  • Fallout New Vegas Character Analysis

    1273 Words  | 6 Pages

    The video game I choose to play, analyze, and write about is a game I have about 892 hours of play time according to my Steam account and has been one of my most replayed games since my Nintendo 64 days. Fallout New Vegas is a game set in and around a post-apocalyptic 1950s retro-futuristic Las Vegas and is a game I have a lot of passion for and game time put into it. I’ve played the main character “The Courier” as a puck rocker, a hustler, a goody-two-shoes pacifist, Marty McFly from Back to the

  • Argument Against The Hetchy Dam

    587 Words  | 3 Pages

    relates to the topic about the debate of Hetch Hetchy Dam. Back in 1913, there was a Congress hearing debating whether or not the Hetch Hetchy Dam should be built into a part of the California’s Yosemite National Park. The dam was being built so water could be brought to the city of San Francisco. However, during the debate there were some people who were about the dam being built and there were others who weren’t. The people who were for the dam being built were known as preservationist. An example

  • Persuasive Essay: How Are Smartphones Affect Our Lives

    1066 Words  | 5 Pages

    Today’s generation is all about their smartphones. These phones now do everything for people to use and the manufacturers make them so easy for anyone to use. But, smartphones are taking over people’s lives, and it may not be for the best. They actually change the way people act and think. Smartphones can save all peoples information such as passwords, usernames, credit cards, emails, and more. Then they can automatically autofill it the next time the owner tries to type them in. This is causing

  • Knock Knock Knocking Narrative

    756 Words  | 4 Pages

    “Knock Knock” “Come in” I remember saying, while my grandpa walked in. I was sitting on my bed, on my phone playing a game when he asked me if I wanted to go camping and to a car show with him,diane, and noah in Fort Dodge, IA . At first I didn't really know if I wanted to go because I didn't know what my mom had planned for the weekend. He told me that I had this week to decide. When he left I went downstairs and asked my mom what she had planned for the weekend, she said that they were probably

  • Dams Cause Evolution In Fish

    886 Words  | 4 Pages

    Dams cause evolution in fish Introduction Fish migrate for habitat, reproduction, foraging, and wintering (Morita et al. 2009). Therefore, dam building affects anadromous fish and resident fish (Morita et al. 2009). Anadromous fish live in the ocean and migrate from the ocean to freshwater to lay eggs (Collins 1976, Bjornn and Reiser 1991, Limburg and Waldman 2009). Dams block fish migration pathways to freshwater for anadromous fish and affect distances. Because these fish migrate to lay eggs