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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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What are some of the purposes that dams serve?

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Some of the purposes served by dams.

Explanation

People construct dams and reservoirs mainly for the purpose of storing large quantity of water. The structures such as dams and reservoirs store much of the water available during the flooding events. This water is transported to the cities and villages for it to be used for a number of purposes such as drinking, irrigation of farmlands, and other domestic purposes.

Turbines are embedded in dams for generating hydroelectric power...

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