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Low-Head Hydropower Development

A discussion of low-head hydropower, associated environmental impacts, and mitigation measures to avoid or reduce impacts from low-head hydropower development.

Follow the links below to learn about low-head hydropower and environmental impacts of low-head hydropower development, including impacts from the construction, operation, and decommissioning of low-head hydropower facilities. You'll also find information about mitigation measures than can be used to reduce environmental impacts.

Low-Head Hydropower Development and Transmission

Low-head hydropower projects that generate electricity require electric transmission systems to transport the electricity they generate to consumers. Environmental impacts from construction and operation of electric transmission systems are discussed separately in the Energy Transmission section, and must be considered in addition to the impacts presented here.