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Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)

On 27 Feb, Ron Johnson wrote:

>> It's not stupid if you haven't been there.
> I thought you were smarter than that.
> Presuming you're not:
> Mountains and valleys (great for filling up with dammed water) are
> the predominant geological feature of the areas of the Columbia and
> Snake rivers where those hydro dams are located.
> Mountains and valleys are *not* the predominant geological feature
> of the Great Plains states, or those uber-mountainous states like
> Louisiana and Mississippi.

     But there are turbines which are designed to extract energy
from the flow of a river without the need of significant height 
gradients.  And tidewater generators don't rely on any (land)
topography, so the question is not entirely unreasonable.


|   Christopher Judd, Ph. D.                      judd@wadsworth.org   |

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