This guide provides water users, such as irrigators and municipal water users, a detailed understanding of hydropower. The handbook identifies the tools and procedures necessary to complete a preliminary site assessment, initiate the permitting and licensing requirements, and locate potential funding opportunities. This guide can be used to assess whether a full feasibility study is warranted. The flow chart in Figure 1 provides a general understanding of the process of hydropower development. A glossary of terms is available at the end of the document.
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Figure 1: Small Hydro Development Flow Chart
Source: Colorado Energy Office “Small Hydropower Handbook”


 
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Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook
Publication #: B-1262-1
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Publication Author(s): Skylor W. Wade • Dylan W. Wade • Milton E. Geiger
Summary of the Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook: Making Informed Decisions Summary of the Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook: Making Informed Decisions
Publication #: B-1262-2
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2015
Publication Author(s): Milton E. Geiger • Skylor W. Wade • Dylan W. Wade