Dam


Updated on 16/07/2018
Définition
Sens commun
Structure that crosses more than the low-water channel of a permanent or intermittent watercourse or a thalweg. We can also say that it bars up a river cachtment area. But a dam can be outside a watercourse. The reservoir it makes upstream is gravity fed by the river basin waters. The body of a dam can be made of earth, masonry, concrete, wood, metal, etc. There are several types of dams, according to their function: hydropower dam, reservoir dam, dam for pollution control, dam for navigation.
Source
According to AFB and IOWater
Thématiques associées
Termes associés à des définitions du Sandre
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Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.