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dam and reservoir

Dams

dam, a barrier to obstruct the flow of water

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Brownlee Dam
Brownlee Dam
spans Hell's Canyon of the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

Gavin's Point Dam
Gavin's Point Dam
spans the Missouri River near Yankton, South Dakota.

Grand Coulee Dam
The Grand Coulee Dam
stands across the Columbia River about 90 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington. It is 4,173 feet long, stands 550 feet high, and is the third largest producer of electricity in the world.

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
(aka Boulder Dam) spans the Colorado River on the Arizona-Nevada border, about 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas. With a total height of 726.4 feet, it is the highest concrete dam in the United States, and the 18th highest in the world.

Jim Woodruff Dam
The Jim Woodruff Dam
is located just south of the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, in Florida.

Priest Rapids Dam
Priest Rapids Dam
spans the Columbia River in Grant and Yakima counties, Washington

Tumut Ponds Dam
Tumut Ponds Dam

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