Michael Short Geo Week 9 hw

Michael Short Geo Week 9 hw - MichaelShort 030710...

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Michael Short 03-07-10 Week 9 Reading HW   What are the positive and negative SOCIAL impacts of building  dams for hydro power? There is one large positive social impact of building dams for hydro power, that being cheap, clean and renewable energy. Another positive impact can be protection for cities, villages, and towns down river, from flooding. However, the negative social impacts can be great as well. First of all in order to create these giant dams those people living in the area must be relocated. Often these people are relocated to an area where they live at a poorer standard of living than they did before. Also many people believe that these large manmade structures can cause natural catastrophes like a large earthquake, which has potential to have irreparable social impacts on a city living on a fault line next to the dam.   Describe what aquifers are and how are they used? Aquifers are areas of underground water. There are large aquifers located in both the
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEO 5 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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