i’m really excited that we have the opportunity to find our own reading to discuss in class. personally, i found something really interesting that i was vaguely aware of before reading this article – dams! now i’m not completely ignorant about them because i know what a dam is and what its purpose is, but i don’t think we hear enough about them other than the occasional mentioning of the Hoover Dam or a beaver dam.
this is how the Oxford American Dictionaries defines a dam: noun, a barrier, typically of concrete, constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.
after reading this article, America: the DamNation, and Oxford’s definition, i have a different perspective on dams. i promise it isn’t a boring read!