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"A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.‎" Whrong sample, no? In standard English, a reservoir would be the source. A dam makes it up T6nis (talk) 08:43, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, a dam can be just a small obstacle placed across a stream, and can itself incorporate a device to extract water for irrigation. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:48, 29 February 2016 (UTC)