Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs


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Which is NOT a prioritized reason water is stored in reservoirs?

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1. What happens to sediments in a reservoir?

2. Why are dikes and levees constructed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Study the pros and cons of dams and reservoirs with this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll be assessed on reasons for storing water as well as the drawbacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Dikes and levees
  • Dam
  • Flooding
  • Hydroelectric power

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the main points of the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a reservoir does
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why water is stored

Additional Learning

To learn more about dams and reservoirs, review the accompanying lesson called, Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what a floodplain is
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of flooding
  • Explain the purpose of a reservoir
  • Explain what happened during Hurricane Katrina
  • Define hydroelectric power