A structure for impeding and controlling the flow of water in a water course, and which increases the water elevation to create the hydraulic head. The reservoir creates, in effect, stored energy.
  A physical barrier constructed across a river or waterway to control the flow of or raise the level of water. The purpose of construction may be for flood control, irrigation needs, hydroelectric power production, and/or recreation usage.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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  • dam — [ dɑ̃; dam ] n. m. • 842; lat. damnum → damner 1 ♦ Vx ⇒ dommage, préjudice. Mod. Loc. littér. Au dam, au grand dam de (qqn),à son détriment. « jouir de certains privilèges au grand dam et à la colère des non nantis » (Duhamel). 2 ♦ (1579) Théol.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dam — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Atli Pætursson Dam (1932–2005), färöischer Politiker Henrik Dam (1895–1976), dänischer Biochemiker und Nobelpreisträger José van Dam (* 1940), belgischer Sänger (Bass Bariton) Laurens ten Dam (* 1980),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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