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How environmentally-damaging are run-of-river hydropower systems?

Hydropower generation typically involves the creation of large dams for the storage and release of water, which can have serious adverse effects on riverine environments. However, growing pressures on governments to meet renewable energy targets have stimulated interest in small-scale hydropower systems, especially run-of-river schemes, which use the flow within a river channel and operate without water storage. 292 more words


Eleven Mile Dam passes annual safety checkup

With proper maintenance, this 84-year-old architectural marvel should last well beyond the next century.  

By Jay Adams

A 147-foot high concrete gravity arch dam nestled between two rock walls is an awe-inspiring sight. 472 more words

Denver Water

Glen Canyon Dam to be Removed?

Dams are a recurring theme on this blog, probably due to their strong effect on their environment and on the people around them. Last week, Abraham Lustgarten, a writer on climate change, energy, and water, among other issues, wrote an op-ed in the New York  513 more words

Alternative Energy

Namibia Energy Mix

Namibia has a GDP per capita of US$6,400. Its main industries are agriculture and mining, both of which are energy intensive; the country has an annual per capita energy usage of 7.5MWh. 152 more words


DAMS Mathletes earn third place in Mega Meet

This spring, a team of eight students from DeForest Area Middle School placed third in the Dane County Mega Math Meet, coming in behind teams from the larger school districts of Madison and Middleton-Cross Plains. 90 more words

DeForest Area Middle School


Two weeks of torturous exams in Manipal become bearable only because of the prospects of going home soon and if you have the pleasure of going on a short trip with your friends, vacations become all the more exciting. 644 more words


DAMS students learn at Arlington Research Center

Fifth grade students at DeForest Area Middle School visited the Arlington Research Center on Tuesday, May 17 to learn about forest management, outdoor safety, invasive species, plant and tree identification, fire fighting/safety, and forestry equipment. 8 more words

DeForest Area Middle School