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Low-Head Hydropower Development Activities and Resource Requirements

Activities occurring during different phases of low-head hydropower development and operation can have a variety of effects on the environment.

Follow the links below to learn more about low-head hydropower facilities, and how their siting, construction, operation, and decommissioning can result in environmental impacts:

  • Project Phases and Activities
    Activities that occur during the major phases of a low-head hydropower project
  • Site Evaluation
    Monitoring and testing activities and requirements that may result in impacts
  • Construction
    Low-head hydropower facility construction activities and requirements that may result in impacts
  • Operation
    Low-head hydropower facility operational activities and requirements that may result in impacts
  • Decommissioning/Site Reclamation
    Low-head hydropower facility decommissioning and site reclamation activities and requirements that may result in impacts