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Old 07-29-2018, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like this a lot. I mentioned it at

Reddit points to the NYT article, but one comment said:

The article says that the dam already only operates at ~20% of its max capacity do avoid flooding the downstream areas. That means that during high demand they already can’t produce any more power by letting more water through, so presumably they are increasing the maximum production capacity with this project by bypassing the areas that flood and dropping the water out beyond them.
If I interpret this correctly, the total power produced goes up; or at least the % of theoretical maximum goes up.

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