Curiosity Question (Power Grid, Civil Engrg, Etc.)

Discussion in 'Misc Engineering Queries' started by Steve Nelson, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Steve Nelson

    Steve Nelson Novice

    This is essentially a dumb question from a newbie. I'm retired with an old 1970 materials engineering degree and no real experience with civil engineering.

    Unlimited Power but Probably Way Too Expensive: What would be the challenges of running sea water from an ocean to a below-sea-level valley, for hydroelectric power?

    An extreme example (likely not practical) would be running sea water from the Pacific Ocean to Death Valley.

    The mass evaporation in the valley might also help increase needed rainfall in areas that are farther along the weather patterns.

    For this theoretical question, assume funds are unlimited. Thanks for any reply. --Steve

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