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There is a limit. And this limit depends on the height of the river. So as long as you have a height you can build dams in a cascade fashion and run a hydroelectric powerplant. The limit ends where the height reaches the sea level. You will be better off building one plant at a very steep area of the river than building consecutive installments as the river water starts losing kinetic energy and height down the stream.