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Dam and water power station in Niedzica, Poland

July 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dam and water power station in Niedzica, Poland.

Length 404m, height 56m.

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Water power station, Żarnowiec, Poland

June 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Water power station in Żarnowiec, Poland

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“Dolna Odra” Power Station, Gryfino, Poland

June 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"Dolna Odra" Power Station in Gryfino, Poland

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Dworshak Dam, Idaho, USA

June 11th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dworshak Dam is a hydroelectric, concrete gravity dam in Clearwater County, Idaho, on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The dam is located 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the town of Orofino, and 47 miles (76 km) east of Lewiston.

Originally the name was slated to be "Bruces Eddy," but the name was changed to honor Henry C. Dworshak, a United States Senator from Idaho. The dam is the highest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere and the 22nd highest dam in the world. Only two other dams in the United States exceed it in height.

Construction began in June 1966. The main structure was completed in 1972, with the generators coming online in 1973. Generating capacity is 400 megawatts, with an overload capacity of 460 MW. There are two spillway gates.

Dworshak Dam is part of the Columbia River Basin system of dams. Dworshak Reservoir is formed behind the dam. The lake stretches 53 miles (85 km) upstream. The North Fork of the Clearwater River runs 2 miles (3 km) downstream from the base of the dam, where it joins the the Clearwater, which flows to the Snake River at Lewiston.

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Water power station, Waly Slaskie, Brzeg Dolny, Poland

May 15th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Water power station near Brzeg Dolny in Poland

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Palo Verde 2, Arizona, USA

May 7th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear power plant located in Wintersburg, Arizona, about 45 miles (80 km) west of central Phoenix, is currently the largest nuclear generation facility in the United States, producing over 30,000 gigawatt hours of electricity annually to serve approximately 4 million people. Arizona Public Service holds the majority ownership of the station and operates the facility. Other owners include Salt River Project, El Paso Electric Co., PNM Resources, Southern California Edison, Public Service Co. of New Mexico, Southern California Public Power Authority, and the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power.

The facility is on 4,000 acres (16 km²) of land and consists of three Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactors, each with an original capacity of 1,270 megawatts electrical. The plant is a major source of power for Phoenix and Southern California, capable of serving about 4 million people. The plant provides about 35% of the electricity generated in Arizona each year. The plant was fully operational by 1988, taking twelve years to build and costing $5.9 billion, eventually employing about 2,500 people. The plant employs 2,055 full-time on-site workers.

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Power plant and dam, Debe, Poland

March 29th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Power plant and dam in Debe on Zegrze Reservoir.

The Zegrze Reservoir (or Zegrze Lake, in Polish Zalew Zegrzyński or Jezioro Zegrzyńskie) is a reservoir in Poland, located just north of Warsaw. It is formed by a dam constructed on the lower course of the Narew river (sometimes also called Bugo-Narew river). It was created in 1963. Its surface area is about 33 km².

Due to convenient nearby location, it is a very popular place of recreation for the inhabitants of Warsaw.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Solar power plant, California, USA

March 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Solar power plant near Daggett and Yermo in California.

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