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BARRAGE

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A manmade barrier built across a river in order to increase the depth of water.

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Term Note
DAM A barrier of wood, masonry, concrete or earth, built across a river to create a reservoir of water for domestic and/or industrial usage.
WEIR A dam constructed on a canal or river or stream, designed to retain the water and regulate its flow.

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