Diversion dam

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A diversion dam is a dam that diverts all or a portion of the flow of a river from its natural course.wikipedia
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A diversion dam is a dam that diverts all or a portion of the flow of a river from its natural course.
The structure was built around 2800 or 2600 BC as a diversion dam for flood control, but was destroyed by heavy rain during construction or shortly afterwards.

Detention dam

Diversion dams are one of three classifications of dams which include: storage dams, detention dams, and diversion dams.
Diversion dams raise the water level to redirect the water to a designated location.

Flood control

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Flood control
In India, Bangladesh and China, flood diversion areas are rural areas that are deliberately flooded in emergencies in order to protect cities.

River

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A diversion dam is a dam that diverts all or a portion of the flow of a river from its natural course.

Canal

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain.

Irrigation

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain. The stored water then can be used for irrigation, livestock, municipal water supply, recreation, and hydroelectric power generation.

Electric generator

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain.

Groundwater

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain.

Storm drain

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain.

Ancient Egypt

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An early diversion dam is the Ancient Egyptian Sadd el-Kafara Dam at Wadi Al-Garawi, which was located about twenty five kilometres south of Cairo.

Sadd el-Kafara

An early diversion dam is the Ancient Egyptian Sadd el-Kafara Dam at Wadi Al-Garawi, which was located about twenty five kilometres south of Cairo.

Cairo

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An early diversion dam is the Ancient Egyptian Sadd el-Kafara Dam at Wadi Al-Garawi, which was located about twenty five kilometres south of Cairo.

Livestock

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The stored water then can be used for irrigation, livestock, municipal water supply, recreation, and hydroelectric power generation.

Hydroelectricity

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain. The stored water then can be used for irrigation, livestock, municipal water supply, recreation, and hydroelectric power generation.

Reservoir

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Diversion dams do not generally impound water in a reservoir; instead, the water is diverted into an artificial water course or canal, which may be used for irrigation or return to the river after passing through hydroelectric generators, flow into a different river or be itself dammed forming an onground or groundwater reservoir or a storm drain.

Gravity dam

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The foundations of the gravity dams are generally constructed on top of a solid bedrock foundation.

Spillway

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Spillway

Sluice

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Sluice

River bifurcation

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River bifurcation

Laguna Diversion Dam

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The Laguna Diversion Dam is a rock-filled diversion dam on the Colorado River.

Derby Dam

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Derby Dam is a diversion dam built in 1904-05 on the Truckee River, located about 20 mi east of Reno in Storey and Washoe counties in Nevada, United States.