A History of Dams: The Useful Pyramids (Hardback)Nicholas Schnitter (author)
Hardback Published: 01/11/1993
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Dams are built to impound water and discharge it for a variety of purposes into channels, tunnels and conduits, to create the head of water needed for hydropower generation, and to protect estuaries against the ravages of flood tides. Above all, they provide active storage for the management of water, that is for striking a balance between natural flow regimes on the one hand and patterns of demand which are normally quite different, if not diametrically opposed, on the other. Depending on the size of the reservoir, this equalizing function may occupy a daily, weekly or annual cycle, or even tide over periods like the scriptual seven lean years.
Publisher: A A Balkema Publishers
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 250 x 180 x 22 mm
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