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Like with any body of water, benefits do come with some risk.
For a reservoir that’s meant to hold water for a long period of time, or protect the local groundwater from toxins and chemicals
Retention ponds, or Stormwater Wet ponds, are permanent bodies of water that provide opportunities for treatment
Before construction can begin, the river must be diverted through constructed channels on the surface or underground
Fast-moving or highly turbid water can carve deep ravines throughout a waterway or reservoir
The overall construction and individual functions of a reservoir will vary depending on the goals of the builder
The local geology, the intended use of the water collected, and where/when the water is meant to be released are all defining parts of a reservoir
Flood control reservoirs are incredibly important for protecting life and developments located further downstream
Construction sites, or areas cleared for agricultural purposes, are especially vulnerable to increased sediment and pollutant run-off
As new residential or commercial developments are built, like roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and subdivisions, the natural landscape is no longer able to absorb water
Humans have been storing water in artificial ponds and lakes for a very long time.