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World's Largest Hydroelectric Plants

(over 4,000 MW capacity)Name of dam Location Rated capacity (MW) Year ofinitialoperationPresent Ultimate Itaipu Brazil/Paraguay 12,600 14,000 1983Guri Venezuela 10,000 10,0001986Grand Coulee…

Dead River

(Encyclopedia) Dead River, 45 mi (72 km) long, rising on the Canadian border, NW Maine, and flowing northeast through a hunting and fishing region to the Kennebec River. Long Falls Dam, on the Dead…

Manicouagan

(Encyclopedia) Manicouagan mnkwäg´n, river, 310 mi (499 km) long, rising in E central Que., Canada, and flowing S to the St. Lawrence River near Baie Comeau. The river is an important source of…

Kafue

(Encyclopedia) Kafue käfoo´, river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising along the Zambia-Congo border, S central Africa, near Lubumbashi, and meandering through central Zambia to the Zambezi River. It…

Gordon

(Encyclopedia) Gordon, river in W Tasmania, Australia, 125 mi (200 km) long. Flowing from mountains to the W coast, its main tributaries are the Franklin and Denison from the N, and Serpentine and…

Saluda

(Encyclopedia) Saluda, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge, W S.C., and flowing southeast across the Piedmont to the Broad River (with which it forms the Congaree) near Columbia.…

Durance

(Encyclopedia) Durance düräNs´, river, c.180 mi (290 km) long, rising in SE France at the foot of Montgenèvre Pass on the Italian border and flowing southwest then northwest before entering the Rhône…

Minho

(Encyclopedia) Minho Span mn´y, Port. mn´yoo, Span. Miño, river, c.210 mi (340 km) long, rising in Galicia, NW Spain, and flowing generally SW to the Atlantic Ocean. The Sil is its chief…

Estrela, Serra da

(Encyclopedia) Estrela, Serra da sr´r shtr´l, mountain range, central Portugal. It rises to 6,532 ft (1,991 m) in Malhão da Estrela, Portugal's highest peak. The range is an important…

Iligan

(Encyclopedia) Iligan l´gän, city (1990 pop. 226,568), capital of Lanao del Norte prov., W central Mindanao, the Philippines, a port on Iligan Bay. It is the center of a rapidly growing heavy-…