|Photo and caption by: The Panama Canal Company - Graphics Branch
Several miles up the Chagres River is Madden Dam, built in 1934 to provide an additional water reservoir for the Panama Canal. Adequate water supply, especially during the dry season, is a major problem of the Canal. Each transiting ship uses approximately 50 million gallons of fresh water and the daily water usage for ship traffic is equal to the amount used by a large city in the United States.
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April 10, 2000
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