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Act as a flood control (Nagarjuna Sugar dam)

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Hydroelectricity can be created and supplied to local people with cheap and renewable energy (Hoover dam)

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Create employment for construction and maintenance (Three Gorges Dam)

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Lake behind offers leisure activities, swimming, sailing (W.A.C Bennett dam)

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Key source of water and large water source (Aswan dam)

Disadvantage

Flooding of upstream areas for construction (Ilisu dam)

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Displacement of people upstream and downstream leading to conflict of religions and tribes (Three Gorges Dam)

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Expensive to maintain and construct (Three Gorges Dam)

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Dehydration of downstream ecosystems and destruction of farmland (Ilisu dam)

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Rare geophysical increase. Depress the surface frequency of earthquakes (Hoover dam)

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Alter water table increasing deposits of salts and minerals (Aswan dam)

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Removed nutrients can decrease fish stocks (Govet dam)

Hoover dam

Produces 4.2TWh/year (terawatts an hour)(15% of LA's energy )

Hoover dam

Induced 5 / 9 earthquakes in the 1980's, causing damage

Three Gorges dam

Employs a total of 26,000 Chinese

Three Gorges dam

Cost $22.5 billion

Three Gorges dam

Displaced 1.2 million people, costing $1.5 billion to relocate them

Ilisu dam

Flood 12,000 year old ottoman Arab fortress of Hasankeyf

Ilisu dam

A farmer committed suicide after his farm was lost to dehydration