A Dam is a man-made structure built across a river. Most dams are built to control river flow, improve navigation, and regulate flooding.
The purpose of a Dam is to store water for many of several reasons such as economic, environmental, and social benefits, including
recreation, flood control, water supply, hydroelectric power, waste management, river navigation, and wildlife habitat.
Advantages of Dams in Human development:-
Dams provide prime recreational facilities throughout the world. Boating, camping, picnic areas.
In addition to helping farmers, dams help prevent the loss of life and property caused by flooding. Flood control dams impound
floodwaters and then either release them under control to the river below the dam or store or divert the water for other uses. For centuries,
people have built dams to help control devastating floods.
Water Storage (Fire & Farm Ponds)
Dams create reservoirs throughout the India that supply water for many uses, including industrial, municipal, and agricultural.
List of 10 Largest Dams in India:-
Name of Dam (River name)
1. Tehri Dam (Bhagirathi)
2. Lakhwar Dam (Yamuna)
3. Idukki Arch Dam (Periyar)
4. Bhakra Dam (Satluj)
5. Pakal Dul Dam (Marusudar)
6. Sardar Sarover Gujarat Dam (Narmada)
7. Srisailam (N.S.R.S.P) Dam (Krishna)
8. Ranjit Sagar Dam ( Ravi)
9. Baglihar Dam (Chenab)
10. Chamera I Dam (Ravi)
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