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Last edited at 4:20PM on 4/30/2013
Dams are expensive so they are built primarily for two reasons. Hydroelectric production through turbine generators built into the Dam and for flood control to protect people, cities, farms, schools businesses, and other high value infrastructure. If recreational pursuits are derived from the use of the reservoir then additional business and job opportunities open up for the general area. that doesn't preclude regulated flow down stream in ample amounts to sustain crops and other water needs.