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Dam - Wikipedia

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A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams .... Repairs were carried out during various periods, most important around 750 BC, and 250 years later the ...

Benefits of Dams | FEMA.gov

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Oct 24, 2016 ... This page describes various important roles that dams play in the United States. It is geared toward general audiences that wish to learn more ...

ICOLD CIGB > Role of Dams

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Therefore, dams are constructed for a specific purpose such as water supply, flood ... The multipurpose dam is a very important project for developing countries , ...

Why Do We Build Dams? - Lesson - www.teachengineering.org

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Human-made dams are important in our modern life. Civil engineers and city planners compare the benefits, cost and environmental impacts to determine ...

The Importance of Dams & Reservoirs | Des Moines Water Works

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Sep 20, 2011 ... The Importance of Dams & Reservoirs. Water is the vital resource to support all forms of life. Unfortunately, water is not evenly distributed by ...

Dams: What They Are and What They Do | International Rivers

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Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams .... Donald Worster as ' the most important single piece of legislation in the history of the [US] West'.

10 Things You Should Know About Dams | International Rivers

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May 27, 2014 ... 1. 50000 Large Dams Are Clogging the World's Rivers: ... Dams Provide Important Services: Dams generate 16% of the world's electricity and ...

Purposes of Dams - National Power Corporation

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Hydropower Electricity generated from dams is by very far the largest renewable energy source in the world. More than 90% of the world's renewable electricity ...

Dams - dam, building, river, sea, important, largest

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Dams are structural barriers built to obstruct or control the flow of water in rivers and streams. They are designed to serve two broad functions. The first is the ...

Why do people build dams? - Association of State Dam Safety Officials

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Most dams do more than one job! We fish, swim and boat on about 1 in every three lakes formed by dams. Lots of dams provide water for growing crops and for  ...