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Renewable Energy: Hydroelectric Power

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All of the following are true of hydroelectric dams EXCEPT

A

they flood and destroy landscapes above the dam.

B

aquatic habitats can be destroyed.

C

they limit the amount of freshwater that flows downstream.

D

hydroelectricity does not produce air pollutants.

E

they protect estuaries by saturating the soils.