Water School

What is a reservoir?

A reservoir may be a pond, lake or basin, either natural or man-made, used for the storage, regulation and control of water.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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