The pages in the "About Dams" section of this web-site are designed to give an introduction to dams and some of the issues associated with them. It has been written in a relatively simple style, so students can understand the information and use it for school projects.
Some of the different types of dams
How dams are used
What spillways & outlets do
Professionals who design dams
Methods of building dams
How people and environment are affected by dams
How dam safety is checked
Links to other interesting web-sites
Additional photographs were kindly provided by Malcolm Dunstan, Halcrow Water, Andy Hughes, Jim Millmore, HR Wallingford, John Sawyer and Scottish and Southern Energy plc.