Diaphragm Earth Dams

Earth dams having a central core of thick masonry or concrete extending into the pervious underground strata and acting as a barrier against seeping water, while the surrounding banks of earth and rock fill provide stability.

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34074
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312204. The J. Paul Getty Trust.