Dam is a term used to refer to a wall that is built in order to contain the pressure of the water. The most common is that it is made of land and that it is parallel to the course of the river in question that it tries to contain. In what follows, we are going to tell you what a dam is for and how it works. 

What is a dam for? How does it work

The first thing to know is that there are different types of levees.

One type is the artificial dike and its main function is to prevent flooding in the towns surrounding a river or fields near them, since this is what it does is help there to be a faster flow of water and it works as a container for strong waves.

The most common is that the dikes that are built are containment, and what is done is to build them on the bank of a river, accumulating earth.
In any case, the construction of these dams is done differently depending on the type that is being discussed, but the functions are always similar, containment, breakwaters, etc.

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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