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Description:
A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment.
This category wants to waymark all those structures around the world.
Expanded Description:
This category accepts all types of water dams.
The Dams must be man made and must still be in use (ancient ruins or failed dams are not allowed).
Ancient water dams (Example: Roman Water Dams) can be waymarked if they are still used to obstruct, direct or retard the water flow.

Please include all information you can gather about the Water Dam, and, if possible, a brief history of the building, it´s characteristics, any funny or strange story that happened there, and, of course, some pictures.

Because this is an international web site and game with visitors from all around the world it´s important that everyone can understand what´s written. That´s why we ask you that all texts be in English or have English translation of the original text. Please understand why.

Changes after 27th September 2011 (all aproved waymarks are considered Grandfathered)
- Minor changes to the text
- Name of Dam must follow the rule bellow
- Description requirements (see bellow)

In normal circumstances your Waymark will be reviewed within 3 day´s.
Please check the officers messages to see if anyone is away.

Instructions for Posting a Water Dams Waymark:
1 - Waymark name should be: Water Dam Name - City, State/Country.
2 - Photos: All waymarks must have at least one photo.
If you can, please post a photo of the wall and another of the lake.
3 - Coordinates should be from the wall if possible
4 - Waymark must have a short and a long description
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Photo of the Dam and a description of your visit.
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Variables:
  • Waterway where the dam is located
  • Main use of the Water Dam
  • Material used in the structure
  • Height of Dam
  • Date built
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Motor Sports Allowed
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Water DamsBarrage à aiguille de Vallet à Dierre (Centre, France)

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(fr) Barrage à aiguille de Vallet sur le village de Dierre (eng) Dam needle on the village of Vallet Dierre

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragon Ball

location: Centre, France

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Water DamsBootawa Dam, Manning Valley, NSW

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Bootawa Dam is a holding reservoir/dam for the Great Lakes and Greater Taree areas (7,000 square km). Water is pumped from the Manning River above the tidal zone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsSanford Dam -- Lake Meredith, nr Fritch TX

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A long dam on a dry lake which has never fulfilled its purpose is worth visiting just to see usually hidden dam infrastructure and get a lesson on the need to conserve water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: 10/20/2014

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Water DamsLake Maloya Dam -- Sugarite Cyn SP, nr Raton NM

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An earthen dam across Sugarite Creek creates Lake Maloya in beautiful Sugarite Canyon State park near Raton NM

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: 10/14/2014

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Water DamsHyatt Dam - Jackson County, OR

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This reservoir dam is located at Hyatt Lake at the SW end.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/10/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsOroville Dam - Oroville, California

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Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California. At 770 feet (230 m) high, it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsSylvan Lake Water Dam - Custer State Park, South Dakota

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a water dam located on the Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park (South Dakota) USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/21/2014

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Water DamsKilmorack Dam/Power Station - Kilmorack, Scotland

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The Kilmorack Dam, which includes a Power Station, is located in the small hamlet of Kilmorack in Inverness-shire in the Highlands of Scotland. It is located on the River Beauly and is operated by Scottish Hydro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsBerlin Dam - Portage County, Ohio

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Berlin Dam was built in 1942 for flood control on the Mahoning River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lonewolf5929

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsGatun Dam - Gatun Lake, Panama

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This dam was constructed on the Charges River between 1907 and 1913 in order to create Lake Gatun which is an essential part of the Panama Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Panama

date approved: 8/19/2014

last visited: 1/23/2012

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Water DamsSchwarzenbach-Talsperre - Forbach/Germany

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Schwarzenbach - Talsperre im Nordschwarzwald bei Forbach. Schwarzenbach reservoir in the northern Black Forest in Forbach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 8/19/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsPejar Dam - Crookwell, NSW

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Pejar Dam is one of two dams that supply drinking water for the City of Goulburn, Australia's first inland city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 7/28/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsKettle Falls Dam: Voyageurs National Park, Island View, MN

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This dam was built between 1910-14 by Minnesota and Ontario Power Company to regulate the water flow on the Rainy River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsThe Vergennes dams, Massachusetts

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A nice dams create for electricity purposes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsMcArthur Lake Dam - McArthur, ID

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McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1942 to protect and enhance waterfowl habitat. It is between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 in Bonner and Boundary Counties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsRifle Gap Dam - Garfield County, Colorado, USA

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The Rifle Gap Dam is part of a reservoir system to provide water for irrigation with the benefit of recreation facilities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsWaterton Reservoir Dam - Pincher Creek, AB

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This is one of several irrigation reservoirs along the rivers of southern Alberta. The nearest town of any size is Pincher Creek, while the nearest small town is Glenwood, about 15 km. east on 505.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsMuldewehr Dessau - ST - Germany

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Willkommen in der Bauhausstadt Dessau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team-Red-Wolf

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: 8/4/2014

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Water DamsThe water dam of Krimov - Chomutov, Ustecky kraj/ Czech Republic

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This is the water dam of Krimov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/31/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsAlbeni Falls Dam - Oldtown ID

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The primary purpose of the Albeni Falls Dam was to ameliorate flooding on the Pend Oreille River and the Columbia River Valley. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1951 to 1955, power generation was just a happy side benefit.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsHungry Horse Dam - Hungry Horse, MT

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Hungry Horse is a tall dam - 11th tallest in the world at 564 feet. It is a concrete arch dam 2,115 feet long containing 3,086,200 yards of concrete. The powerhouse contains four 107 Megawatt generators, their combined output 428 MW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsKerr Dam - Polson, MT

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Put into operation in 1938, the Kerr dam is a concrete arch dam 541 feet long and 205 feet high. The power house is 1700 feet away, with its water supply arriving through three penstocks running through solid rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsNoxon Rapids Dam - Noxon, MT

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Downriver on the Clark Fork River 33 miles from the Thompson Falls Hydro Project, the $85 million Noxon Dam and Powerhouse were built in the years 1956 to 1959. It is also 22 miles upstream from the Cabinet Gorge Hydro Project in Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsDry Channel Dam - Thompson Falls, MT

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The Dry Channel Dam, along with the Main Channel Dam, was one of two dams required to create the Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Station. It is the smaller of the two dams and is about ¼ mile upstream from the powerhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Water DamsMain Channel Dam - Thompson Falls, MT

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The Main Channel Dam, along with the Dry Channel Dam, was one of two dams required to create the Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Station. It is the larger of the two dams and is about ¾ mile upstream from the powerhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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