Generally serves the purpose of retaining water.
A dam with an arched shape that resists the force of water pressure; requires less material than a gravity dam for the same distance.
A gravity dam reinforced by structural supports.
A temporary dam built to divert a river around a construction site so the dam can be built on dry ground.
A bypass created to divert water around a dam so that construction can take place.
Downstream Facethe side of the dam that is not against the water.
A dam composed of a mound of earth and rock; the simplest type of gravity dam.
A dam constructed so that its great weight resists the force of water pressure.
An overflow channel that allows dam operators to release lake water when it gets high enough to threaten the safety of a dam.
A dam, usually made of earth and rock, used to contain mining waste.
The side of a dam that is against the water.
Subjects: Civil Engineering