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LESSON 2 – RESERVOIRS Why Reservoirs? To stabilize the flow of water, either by regulating a varying supply in a natural stream or by satisfying a varying demand by the ulti mate consumers LESSON 2 – Reservoirs  Storage, or conservation reservoir can retain excess water from periods of high flow for use during periods of drought  Storage of floodwater may reduce flood damage below the reservoir  Distribution reservoir to provide the varying rate of demand for water during
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  LESSON 2 – RESERVOIRS  Why Reservoirs? To stabilize the flow of water, either by regulating a varying supply   in a natural stream or by satisfying a varying demand by the ultimate consumers LESSON 2 – Reservoirs  Storage, or conservation reservoir can retain excess water from periods of high flow for use during periods of drought  Storage of floodwater   may reduce flood damage below the reservoir     Distribution reservoir to provide the varying rate of demand for water during the day    Stock tanks or farm ponds   may conserve the intermittent flow from small creeks for useful purposes    Physical Characteristics of Reservoirs Area – elevation curve   is constructed by planimetering the area enclosed within each contour within the reservoir site   STORAGE CAPACITY Elevation – storage and elevation –area curves for Cherokee Reservoir on the Holston River, Tennessee LESSON 2 – Reservoirs  Physical Characteristics of Reservoirs LESSON 2 – Reservoirs
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