of the Largest Reservoirs in North America
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Large construction and engineering projects, which often cost millions of dollars to complete, are common across North America. Building a dam, in particular, leads to the creation of enormous artificial lakes known as reservoirs. The purpose of a reservoir is to store water later used to supply households and businesses. Reservoirs are also used to collect water that generates hydroelectricity. Moreover, many of these bodies of water have become popular recreation areas for outdoor activities, such as boating and fishing. From California to the Canadian province of Québec, here are eight of the largest reservoirs in North America.