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Small Hydro


Using the force of moving water to generate electricity is an old idea. For much of the 20th century, hydroelectric technology led to the construction of giant dams across the American West and around the world. But big hydro projects have a big impact on surrounding ecosystems. As we hear this report, Colorado is at the center of a growing move toward hydropower on a smaller scale. Narrated by Andrea Chalfin, reported by Sam Fuqua.

Fletcher at South Canal

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