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1. What are some of the drawbacks of building Flood-Control Dams? Explain how a dam can lower its own capacity for storage and ultimately greatly reduce its effectiveness.

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Food control dams do control floods downstream, which is often why they are built. They can also provide hydroelectric power and a ready supply of fresh water in their resevoirs. There can be negative ...

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Discussion of how the functionality of flood control dams can diminish over time.