Tag:water=reservoir

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Description
An artificial lake which may be used to store water. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Natural
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Status: in use

A reservoir is an artificial lake is used to store water. Usually formed by a dam over a natural water course, water then backs up into a natural valley or depression.

How to Map

Draw the reservoir area outline on the shoreline. Usually formed by a dam over a natural water course, water than backs up into a natural valley or depression.

Add natural=water and water=reservoir.

For the dam waterway=dam is used.

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