Your thoughts on dams? I mainly build them so I don't get annoyed having everything wiped out with a flood. In my Netherlands game I found them especially useful. Though I starting building a spaceport in a city that only had a couple of tiles that could flood thinking aww, it will be okay, it hasn't flooded all game. It wasn't okay, had a 1000 year flood followed 2 turns later by a moderate flood. Problem was my industrial zone was on the river. Had to put off spaceport and get a damn dam built first. I'm actually starting an Egypt game. And dams seem really useless to them. I'm looking forward to playing Egypt however. Though I wonder if they will get increased fertility from flooding events, seems like they may not. It seems to me dams prevent fertility bonuses from flooding events, is this correct? If you only plan on placing farms on rivers, is it just better to go without a dam? For the sake of discussion, we'll assume we don't care about clean energy options later (hydro electrics are pretty expensive anyways). Clean energy at the moment seems useless since the world will hit level 7 regardless.