Reservoir FAQs:

Q: Are reservoirs used to store liquids?

A: Yes, and principally either water and petroleum, below ground.

Q: Are reservoirs Burrendong Dam in Australia and Bala Lake in North Wales?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a reservoir much greater than in the river and the biological systems have a much greater opportunity to utilise the available nutrients?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a reservoir as are expressed in square kilometres?

A: Yes, in the United States acres are commonly used.

Q: Is a reservoir relatively large and no prior clearing of forest in the flooded area was undertaken?

A: Yes, and greenhouse gas emissions from the reservoir could be higher than those of a conventional oil-fired thermal generation plant.

Q: Are reservoirs used to provide the raw water feed to a water treatment plant which delivers drinking water through water mains?

A: Yes.

Q: Are reservoirs usually formed partly by excavation and partly by building a complete encircling bund or embankment?

A: Yes, and which may exceed 6 km in circumference.

Q: Is a reservoir filled with water using high-performance electric pumps at times when electricity demand is low?

A: Yes, and then uses this stored water to generate electricity by releasing the stored water into a low-level reservoir when electricity demand is high.

Q: Are reservoirs constructed across the river line?

A: Yes, and with the onward flow controlled by an orifice plate.

Q: Is a reservoir empty again?

A: Yes.

Q: Were reservoirs also built by various ancient kingdoms in Bengal?

A: Yes, and Assam and Cambodia.

Q: Is a reservoir usually divided into distinguishable areas?

A: Yes.

Q: Are reservoirs constructed as water towers?

A: Yes, and often as elevated structures on concrete pillars where the landscape is relatively flat.

Q: Are reservoirs often constructed by enlarging existing lakes?

A: Yes.

Q: Were reservoirs created by ancient Sinhalese kings in order to save the water for irrigation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are reservoirs closely regulated to try to prevent or minimise failures of containment?

A: Yes.