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Massive Smallwood Reservoir and Dry Waterfalls

By Martin W. Lewis | July 17, 2012 |

In working on the recent GeoCurrents post on dams, I was astounded to learn that the world’s second largest human-created lake, by surface area, is Smallwood Reservoir in northeastern Canada, which covers 6,527 km2 (2,520 sq mi) of land. This massive lake was created not by an individual dam, but rather by 88 dikes that together stretch over 64 km (40 mi). An idea of …

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