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Pros and Cons of Hydro electric & Wind energy

SOURCE ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES   HYDROELECTRICITY Produce inexpensive electricity Disrupt natural river flow Reservoirs used for flood control, irrigation, drinking water, and recreation Slow down river flow that can kill fish and other animals that depend on a steady flow Renewable energy source Alter water quality Increases reliability of energy sources Significant obstacle to fish and…