The Hoover Dam
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The Hoover Dam (ReadWorks)
Hydropower is a more favorable source of energy compared to other sources such as coal and nuclear power. Support this statement by using evidence from the text.
What is hydro-electric power?
What word or phrase could best replace capitalize on as used in this sentence?
The Hoover Dam provides water to crops and people, keeps potential floods under control, and generates electricity for people in the outlying areas. Based on this evidence, it can be concluded that the Hoover Dam
End of Passage Quiz
List at least two positive effects and two negative effects of the Hoover Dam.
Explain whether the operations of the Hoover Dam should be extended. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.