The Philippines has a number of large dams that serve as water reservoirs in various parts of the country. Water from these dams are controlled and have a number of important uses—domestic water supply, irrigation of farms and power generation, among others.
What is the main purpose of a dam?
A dam is a structure built across a stream or river to hold water back. Dams can be used to store water, control flooding, and generate electricity.
What is dam advantages and disadvantages?
Advantages of dams
With the assistance of hydroelectricity or hydroelectric power, electricity is generated at a steady rate. For the use of another time, water is preserved. For irrigation purposes, water sports or even other types of pleasurable activities, the lake or reservoir built behind the dam may also be used.
How do you build a dam?
- Fill the Tupperware container with sand.
- Dig the path of a river in the sand.
- Choose a spot somewhere along the river to build your dam.
- Use popsicle sticks and small rocks to construct a dam that will let only a little bit of water come through, but not too much.