Earth dam

Updated on 06/09/2018
Sens commun
An embankment, formed of compact earth, built across the bed of a river to create a water reservoir. This is the simplest and oldest type of dam. Its slopes must be soft enough to ensure stability and the earth must be sufficiently impermeable (e.g. clay).
according to the French Committee of Dams and Reservoirs
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.