Gravity dam

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A gravity dam is a dam constructed from concrete or stone masonry and designed to hold back water by primarily using the weight of the material alone to resist the horizontal pressure of water pushing against it.wikipedia
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Dworshak Dam

Dworshak Reservoir
Dworshak Dam is a concrete gravity dam in the western United States, on the North Fork Clearwater River in Clearwater County, Idaho.

Grand Coulee Dam

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Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water.

Upper Stillwater Reservoir

Upper Stillwater Dam
The reservoir was created in 1987 by the construction of a concrete gravity dam (Upper Stillwater Dam).

Embankment dam

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Gravity dams provide some advantages over embankment dams, the main advantage being that they can tolerate minor over-topping flows without damage, as the concrete is resistant to scouring.

Roller-compacted concrete

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Initially and generally, RCC was used for backfill, sub-base and concrete pavement construction, but increasingly it has been used to build concrete gravity dams because the low cement content and use of fly ash cause less heat to be generated while curing than do conventional mass concrete placements.

Cheesman Dam

Cheesman Reservoir
Cheesman Dam is a 211 ft masonry curved gravity dam on the South Platte River located in Colorado.


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A gravity dam is a dam constructed from concrete or stone masonry and designed to hold back water by primarily using the weight of the material alone to resist the horizontal pressure of water pushing against it.

Resultant force

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The bearing strength of the foundation limits the allowable position of the resultant force, influencing the overall stability.


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Usually gravity dams are built out of a strong material such as concrete or stone blocks, and are built into a triangular shape to provide the most support.


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Gravity dams are built to withstand some of the strongest earthquakes.


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Many environmentalist have problems with dams because of their effects on the environment.

List of tallest dams

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The tallest gravity dam is the 285 m high Grande Dixence Dam in Switzerland.

Idamalayar Dam

Idamalayar Dam is a multipurpose concrete gravity dam located at Ennakal,

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD or TaIHiGe; ታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዳሴ ግድብ), formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia that has been under construction since 2011.

Three Gorges Dam

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The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China.

Hickory Log Creek Dam

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Hickory Log Creek Dam is a gravity dam on the Hickory Log Creek which runs from northeast and north-central Cherokee County, Georgia, United States, south-southwest to the northeastern part of Canton, the county seat.

Burrinjuck Dam

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Burrinjuck Dam is a heritage-listed major gated concrete-walled gravity dam hydro-electric dam at Burrinjuck, Yass Valley Shire, New South Wales, Australia.

Boyabat Dam

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The Boyabat Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Kızılırmak River bordering Sinop and Samsun Provinces, Turkey.

List of dams and reservoirs in India

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