earth dam


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earth dam

[′ərth ‚dam]
(civil engineering)
A dam having the main section built of earth, sand, or rock, and a core of impervious material such as clay or concrete.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In general, considering investigated cases, it can be said that reservoir rapid discharge leads to decreased stability of earth dam, especially in the upstream slope of the dam.
Most engineers consider the seismic coefficient as a means of designating the magnitude of a static force which is equivalent in effects (i.e., produces the same deformations of the earth dam) to the actual dynamic inertia forces induced by the earthquake.
Investigations of earth dams' state (mostly visual observations) were carried out since dams erection, especially in cases, when damages were noticed.
Vision 2030 provides concrete ideas on the infrastructural programmes for construction of earth dams to supply water for domestic, livestock and irrigation use in arid and semi-arid areas.
Measuring, controlling and investigating of pore water pressure have significant importance in different stages of earth dam life (construction and operation) [9].
The project being undertaken by the county and national governments includes construction of earth dams in Kamugushu in Mbeti South, Nyuari in Mavuria.
In the Upper East Region, 83 out of 150 earth dams are being constructed and are at various stages of completion.
Although loose sand no longer goes into the construction of earth dams, a number of older dams of this type are still in use.
This is the second deaths in earth dams, which are the main source of water in Makueni county during the dry season.
Their task was to divert a river and then build one of the biggest earth dams in Europe to hold back more than 41,000 million gallons of water.