Homogenous Earth Dams

Earth dams, usually relatively small in size, constructed of a single kind and consistency of material, often a sandy clay, to form an impervious foundation with relatively flat side slopes to ensure stability.

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Go Historic ID
34075
Names
homogenous earth dams
homogenous earth dam
simple embankment dam
dams, homogenous earth
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312205. The J. Paul Getty Trust.