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To winterpalace: Dams and waterholesloot::2010-12-18 2:15
Hi Verite

I'm not really so sure, but it probably has something to do with size.

I see a water hole is defined as:
1. A geological or natural depression in which water collects, especially a pool where animals come to drink.
2. A social gathering place, such as a bar or saloon, where drinks are served (chuckle).

A dam is defined as:
1. A barrier constructed across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water.
(With other words, it is a construction (the wall) that is built across a natural flowing waterway in order to accumulate water or to control the flow of water.)
2. A body of water controlled by such a barrier.
So in the context of our nature reserves or parks, I would venture to say that a dam is a man made construction built with the sole purpose to accumulate water and a waterhole is a natural occurring body of water.

Then of course you also find pans in our parks.
These are small concrete pools with windmills or solar panels & electrical pumps to pump water out from deep within the earth.

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Loot
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To winterpalace: Dams and waterholes loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)::2010-12-18 02:15
:Re: To winterpalace: Dams and waterholes winterpalace Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 0] (0)::2010-12-18 05:52