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And as the graph on page 29 shows, they never get more than 90% full...

That might be a safety feature. Since inflow from rain is not safely predictable on a longer time frame then about a week it might be prudent to keep some space clear for controlling downstreams conditions. Spilling water at times of massive rain is simple enough for the dam operator but has more externalities then spilling wind.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Oct 26th, 2012 at 10:02:09 AM EST
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