Dam Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Dam.

  • 4 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (4)

692 words, approx. 3 pages
Drainage Calculations and Engineering The design of hydraulic structures from small culverts to large dams requires engineers to calculate the amount of water that will flow through the channel along ... Read more
662 words, approx. 3 pages
Dam Removal There are over 77,000 dams of significant size (over 6 ft [1.8 m] tall) in the United States, and tens of thousands of additional uncharted smaller dam structures. Constructed for the p... Read more
699 words, approx. 3 pages
Dams (Environmental Effects) Most dams are built to control flood hazards, to store water for irrigation or other uses, or to produce electricity. Along with these benefits come environmental costs ... Read more
1,686 words, approx. 6 pages
Dams Dams, barriers to alter flowing bodies of water, are among the most ancient and powerful examples of the proclivity of humans to alter nature for their own benefit. (Dams are also a type of const... Read more