Dam

(redirected from Earth Dam)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Earth Dam: chute spillway, siphon spillway

Dam

A subdivision of the mohar, the currency of Nepal prior to 1932. A dam was equivalent to 1/128 of a mohar.
References in periodicals archive ?
In 2002-2009 the earth dams were investigated in 31 region of Lithuania.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the drain system on the stability of non-homogeneous earth dam, discharging the water reservoir level is considered 15 m in a period of thirty days, and rapid discharge of reservoir event in non-homogeneous earth dam is simulated in three modes regardless of considering drain, with horizontal drain, with chimney drain using the simultaneous analysis of pore water pressure stress by finite element software of Geo-studio.
During increase water level in reservoir exist gravity force caused flowing water in earth dam (core & bulwark) [10].
This section of the paper will provide a brief overview on two major USACE earth dam seismic evaluation and liquefaction retrofit projects; Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam and Sardis Dam.
Seepage in earth dams causes the instability of the dams, water loses and finally the threat of human life.
Insufficiently reinforced dikes of earth dams (especially the ones of older construction and smaller ones) could be damaged under discussed conditions then resulting in catastrophic consequences.
The rehabilitation strategy employed at the Dunailey site was derived from research on preventing 'piping' failure of earth dams constructed from dispersive soils (Sherard et al.
Although loose sand no longer goes into the construction of earth dams, a number of older dams of this type are still in use.
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.
Marshall is a specialist in deep oil, gas and injection well drilling; deep injection of hazardous liquid wastes; and has managed large civil infrastructure and international construction and environmental projects, including: real estate, water resources, dams, highways, and sewer systems; remediation of contaminated land, drinking water cleanup, waste disposal, earth dams, harbors, and mega-structures on a worldwide basis.
Weirs,- Regulation of dams,- Earth dams,- Water conservation structures (wetlands, overland flow fields, etc.
It will likewise supply for soil and water conversations and development of small earth dams and water harvesting technologies.