North Korean Hydroelectric Dam

North Korean Hydroelectric Dams

This bridge in Hyangsan County has a dam that controls water flow during heavy rains. It is typical of many such bridges dotted across North Korea.

Hyangsan Bridge
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An increasing number of such dams now have hydroelectric generators installed that produce sufficient electricity for neighboring towns throughout spring to autumn. However, during the winter, rivers freeze up and such dams no longer effectively generate electricity.

New hydroelectric dam under construction. The military and residents from nearby towns all contribute to building it.
Aerial photo of a newly built hydroelectric dam in rural North Korea


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