embankment dam Earth or gravel wall above ground level to confine water in reservoirs or channels, to prevent flooding, to restrain tailings in a pond, or to carry roads and railways. On weak or unconsolidated deposits load is spread by wide embankments with a core of impervious concrete or rolled clay and with an outer layer of crushed rock or soil.
More From encyclopedia.com
Geochemistry , Introduction The tools of chemistry can be applied to the study of the structure and composition of Earth and its neighboring planets in the solar sy… Dam , Dams are structures that hold back water in a stream or river, forming a lake or reservoir behind the wall. Dams are used as flood control devices an… Core , core / kôr/ • n. 1. the tough central part of various fruits, containing the seeds: an apple core. 2. the central or most important part of something… Mafic , Mafic Igneous rocks are classified by geologists using various schemes. One of the several schemes based on chemical composition divides igneous rock… basement , basement 1. Highly folded, metamorphic or plutonic rocks, often unconformably (see UNCONFORMITY) overlain by relatively undeformed sedimentary beds (… Anabranching Channel , anabranching channel
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like