How Do Dams Work?

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The best way to produce the most power out of water is to dam a river and collect it in a lake. The water from the lake is then dropped down through a narrow pipe and through the turbines. The water turns the turbines, this in turn turns the generator and the generator makes electricity.
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A dam is a structure that confines water within its walls. Usually it serves to retain water for use rather than to prevent flooding.
Dams work by storing the extra water when it is available, so that during a time of drought, it can be released. It is done both to prevent drought and to prevent flooding. You can find more information here: http://www.ussdams.org/howdam.html
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