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MSN Encarta - Search View - Dam (5692 words)
Dams are classified by the type of material used in their construction and by their shape.
Gravity dams use only the force of gravity to resist water pressure—that is, they hold back the water by the sheer force of their weight pushing downward.
The Grand Dixence Dam, a concrete gravity dam on the Dixence River in the Swiss Alps, was built between 1951 and 1961.
The Dalles Dam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (295 words)
The Dalles Dam from the Washington side, looking east, the lock is in the foreground, spillway in the middle, and the power generation on the far side, at a 90-degree angle from the spillway (top left-out of view)
The Dalles Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, two-miles east of the city of The Dalles, Oregon, USA.
The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located at Seufert Park on the Oregon shore, and was built in 1981.
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