11 Types of Classification of Dams

11 Types of Classification of Dams

10th April 2019 0 By Malay Sautya

11 Types of Classification of Dams

Dams may be classified into different categories base on the following function:  

Types of Classification of Dams

A. Base on Construction

1. Rigid dams.
2. Non-rigid dams.

B. Base On Hydraulic Design

1. Overflow dams.
2. Non-overflow dams.

C. Base On Use

1. Storage dams.
2. Diversion dams.
3. Detention dams.

D. Other Types of Dams

1. Solid gravity dams.
2. Arch dams.
3. Butter dams.
4. Embankment dams

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