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To winterpalace: Dams and waterholes loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)::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.

Regards
Loot
Re: To winterpalace: Dams and waterholes winterpalace Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 0] (0)::2010-12-18 5:52
Hi Loot
I thank you very much for your kind explanations.

In the last 2 months I have looked at a couple of thousand photos for my themes, and now I am really confused about waterholes, pans, dams, vleis etc. I do not think that these definitions are applied by Parks and TN members.

When you have time, would you please look at my theme ''Vleis, Sloughs etc'' as well as the theme ''Waterholes''. Please let me know, if I should combine the two together?

I am really grateful for your valuable time and help.

Good Health

Verite