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 ...
In ancient times, dams were built for the single purpose of water supply or
irrigation. ... The multipurpose dam is a very important project for developing
Dams are important because they help people have water to drink and provide
water for industry, water for irrigation, water for fishing and recreation, water for ...
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'.
The dams and reservoirs world over have been playing dual role of harnessing ...
to play a vital role in realizing large economic benefits of national importance.
still enormous. Societies for whom these dams are crucial for existence have
therefore to be considered as the most important stakeholders. Large dams,
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
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 ...
Background on the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) ...
dams is an increasingly important aspect for the community and to our members.
But dams we're most familiar with are built on purpose, by beavers or humans. ...
The most important load that a dam must support is the water behind it.