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Alagado Dam Erval Velho

Alagado Dam Erval Velho

The “Alagado” (Flooded) is a small dam that generates energy for one of the industrias greaters of foods of Latin America. It is placed in the city of Erval Velho, SC, Brazil and its lake is tourist attraction mainly at the time of the summer.
Rating of 209/24/2005229Google Earth Logo
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Canal of Panama

Canal of Panama

Canal of Panama, makes the linking of the Atlantico Ocean with the Pacifíco Ocean behind its canal lock that crosses the country
Rating of 3.509/23/2005922Google Earth Logo
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Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartbeespoort Dam

A Popular Recrational Dam for residents of Pretoria and Johannesburg

http://www.southafrica.net/heritage/heritage_routes/nw_hartebeespoort.cfm
Rating of 309/20/2005366Google Earth Logo
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Somerset Dam, Australia

Somerset Dam, Australia

The Somerset Dam wall is a mass concrete gravity type, using a volume 203,000 cubic metres of concrete. This type of construction resists the thrusts of the water by its weight alone.
Rating of 409/18/2005410Google Earth Logo
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Bow Locks

Bow Locks

Bow Locks on the once busy but now neglected "Bow Backs" waterways in the East End of London. Currently designated a Priority One restoration project by British Waterways.
No rating yet09/15/2005263Google Earth Logo
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Midmar Dam, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Midmar Dam, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Midmar Dam is the largest Dam in Kwazulu Natal and hosts the Midmar Mile open water swimming race every year.
No rating yet09/15/2005313Google Earth Logo
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Federal water ways germany

Federal water ways germany

This map shows the Federal water ways of germany.
Rating of 3.14285714209/11/2005559Google Earth Logo
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Dam plus Reservoir, Hong Kong

Dam plus Reservoir, Hong Kong

The reservoir north of this dam displays nicely laid-out coastline due to low water level
No rating yet09/11/2005338Google Earth Logo
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Cubby Station

Cubby Station

Huge cotton growing scheme , 80,000 hectare irrigation property which has the capacity to store more water than Sydney Harbour , thought by many to be one of the biggest enviromental scandals in Australia
Rating of 3.209/06/2005915Google Earth Logo
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Tinarro Dam

Tinarro Dam

Tinarro Dam, Atherton Tablelands - Queensland, Australia
Rating of 309/05/2005306Google Earth Logo
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Lathom Locks, Burscough

Lathom Locks, Burscough

Junction of Leeds & Liverpool Canal & Rufford Canal. The Rufford Arm, heading North to the Ribble, was opened in 1781. There may be two working boats adrift, blocking the junction, as sometimes happens. The remains of the old dry dock can be seen to the left of the junction.
No rating yet09/05/2005290Google Earth Logo
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Plan Incline Arzviller

Plan Incline Arzviller

Plan Incline Arzviller, France.
Rating of 3.509/03/2005326Google Earth Logo
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Knowle Locks

Knowle Locks

The Grand Union Canal is lifted almost 42 feet here. Two narrow boats can be seen in the bottom lock. As the locks are 72 feet long these boats will be around 55 feet.
No rating yet09/03/2005306Google Earth Logo
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Trent Lock, England.

Trent Lock, England.

The county borders of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet in the middle of the River Trent here, with the Trent heading West to Manchester and East to Nottingham, the Erewash Canal North into Derbyshire and the River Soar South into Leicestershire. As there is no bridge or ferry at Trent Lock, this is the only break in what would otherwise be a continuous footpath from London t...
No rating yet09/02/2005347Google Earth Logo
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Huge Hydroelectric Dam, Manitoba, Canada

Huge Hydroelectric Dam, Manitoba, Canada

A big hydro power dam (approx. 425 meters across) in way northern Manitoba, Canada.
Rating of 3.508/31/2005555Google Earth Logo
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Falsterbo canal - Sweden (with overlay)

Falsterbo canal - Sweden (with overlay)

A little canal in the south of Sweden.
Rating of 3.508/25/2005497Google Earth Logo
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Great Dhuenntalsperre (dam) - Germany

Great Dhuenntalsperre (dam) - Germany

The biggest dam for potable water in Western Germany.
Length: 400m
Heigth: 53m
Capacity: 81 Mill. qm
Rating of 3.2508/25/2005479Google Earth Logo
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Sylvenstein-Staustufe

Sylvenstein-Staustufe

Artificial lake in the Bavarian alps
Rating of 2.7508/25/2005314Google Earth Logo
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Olivienhain Dam San Diego

Olivienhain Dam San Diego

http://www.water-technology.net/projects/olivenhain/
No rating yet08/24/2005352Google Earth Logo
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Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow, Germany

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow, Germany

Europe´s largest ship-elevator, built between 1927-34, lift ships 35m up or down during their voyage on the Oder-Havel-canal.
More info and pix (Site is in German):
http://www.schiffshebewerk.de/seiten/geschichte.asp
Rating of 2.2508/23/2005485Google Earth Logo
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Eder dam bombing - dambuster raid

Eder dam bombing - dambuster raid

This overlay shows the destroyed dam a view hours after the bombing. The hole caused by the especially manufactured bouncing-bomb can be seen and on the left you can see the flooded area down the river Eder. (The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong. It was used in the famous Dambusters raid to attack major dams in Germany during World War II.)
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Rating of 3.608/23/20051,009Google Earth Logo
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Eau d Heure Dam in Belgium

Eau d Heure Dam in Belgium

Greater dam and nautical center of Belgium
Rating of 408/20/2005534Google Earth Logo
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Great Man Made River Project

Great Man Made River Project

The overlay is not in english and so correct in place, but it wouldn't go better.


GMR (GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER) WATER SUPPLY PROJECT, LIBYA

Contracts were awarded in 2001-02 for the next phase of Libya's Great Man-Made River Project, an enormous, long-term undertaking to supply the country's needs by drawing water from aquifers beneath the Sahara and conveying...
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Largest earth filled hydro-electric dam

Largest earth filled hydro-electric dam

The 4 mile long dam left of this placemark is considered the world's largest earth-filled hydro-electric dam. It was completed in 1940 and was the cover photo to the first issue of Life magazine.
The spillway (reservoir overflow) is to the upper right.

More information at:
www.fortpeckdam.com
Rating of 2.66666666608/19/2005624Google Earth Logo
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Shih-Men Dam in Northern Taiwan

Shih-Men Dam in Northern Taiwan

Shih-Men Dam in Northern Taiwan. It is not a major dam but there are many gorgeous scenery views nearby.
Rating of 3.2508/19/2005643Google Earth Logo
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