What is reservoir?

  • (noun): Anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies.
    Example: "An infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
    Synonyms: source
    See also — Additional definitions below


A reservoir (etymology: from French réservoir a "storehouse" ), artificial lake or impoundment from a dam is used to store water. Reservoirs may be created in river valleys by the construction of a dam or may be built by excavation in the ground or by conventional construction techniques such as brickwork or cast concrete.

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Some articles on reservoir:

... As the Ivankovo Reservoir and the Moscow Canal were constructed during the stalinist development of the Soviet Union, the town was abandoned and destroyed in 1936, and mostly ... and a foundation of the ruined Kazanskaya church at an impracticable bank of the reservoir ...
Owyhee Reservoir
... Owyhee Reservoir or Owyhee Lake is a reservoir on the Owyhee River in Malheur County, Oregon, United States ... Located in far Eastern Oregon near the Idaho border, the reservoir is Oregon's longest at 52 miles (84 km) ...
List Of Lakes In Arizona - List of Arizona Lakes
... Bear Canyon Lake Becker Lake Big Lake Black Canyon Lake Blue Ridge Reservoir Bunch Reservoir Canyon Lake Carnero Lake Cataract Lake Chevelon Canyon Lake Clear Creek Reservoir Cluff Ranch Ponds Coconino ... Lake Mead Lake Mohave Lake Powell Lee Valley Lake Long Lake Luna Lake Lyman Reservoir Lynx Lake Many Farms Lake, (Chinle Valley) Martinez Lake Lower Lake Mary ...
Round Valley Reservoir
... The Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton Township of the U.S ... The reservoir is named after the naturally formed circular valley surrounded by Cushetunk Mountain ... Reaching depths of 180 feet (55 m), this 2,350 acre (8 km²) reservoir is best known for its pristine clear blue waters ...
List of Reservoirs - List of Reservoirs By Volume
... Lake Kariba (180 km3 or 43 cu mi Zimbabwe, Zambia) Bratsk Reservoir (169 km3 or 41 cu mi Russia) Lake Nasser (157 km3 or 38 cu mi Egypt, Sudan) Lake Volta (148 km3 or 36 cu mi Ghana) Manicouagan ...

More definitions of "reservoir":

  • (noun): A large or extra supply of something.
    Example: "A reservoir of talent"
  • (noun): Lake used to store water for community use.
    Synonyms: artificial lake
  • (noun): Tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil).

Famous quotes containing the word reservoir:

    It’s very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled “the past,” and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue.
    Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948)