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Great InventionsRetaining Dams

The blueprint is provided by nature or, to be more precise, beavers with their stream fortresses. Dams. They allow the controlled irrigation of agricultural land and produce drinking water - but, above all, they prevent flooding. They are the reason for some of the biggest relocation exercises in history. In today‘s energy-hungry times, dams with their turbines are becoming increasingly important for generating electricity. Great Inventions looks at controlled irrigation, sunken cities and hydropower.

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