Adkins, George G. Department of River Basins, Bureau of Power, Federal Power Commission, Washington, DC.
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Tidal-electric power is obtained by using the recurring rise and fall of coastal waters in response to the gravitational forces of the Sun and the Moon. Marginal marine basins are enclosed with dams, making it possible to create differences in the water level between the ocean and the basins. The oscillatory flow of water filling or emptying the basins is used to drive hydraulic turbines that propel electric generators.
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