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1 A surface body of water whose flow is artificially controlled by means of dams, embankments, or sluice gates in such a way that the water remains static until it is allowed to flow for a specific purpose, e.g. flood control or public water supply.

2 An underground rock formation with sufficient void space to act as a store for water, natural gas, or oil.

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