Dams: Arrowrock Dam: Inside and Out
Dams: When Dams Fail
Dams: Power Up!
Dams: Spillways and Parachuting Beavers
Dams: The Long and the Short of It
Dams: Dam In The Wrong Place
- Dams: Arrowrock Dam: Inside and Out |
- Dams: When Dams Fail |
- Dams: Power Up! |
- Dams: Spillways and Parachuting Beavers |
- Dams: The Long and the Short of It |
- Dams: Dam In The Wrong Place
- Dams [dămz]
- Barriers constructed to hold back water and raise its level in order to create a reservoir.
A dam, whether it is big or small, is a plug in a stream of water. Humans first built dams for irrigation. Now we use dams for many more purposes. We use them to generate electricity, to control floods, for recreation, and to store water for later use. Scientists play an important role in designing dams and dealing with their environmental impacts.
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