Buttress dams are dams in which the face is held up by a series of supports.
Buttress dams can take many forms -- the face may be flat or curved.
Explore the links below to learn more about buttress dams.
- The Anatomy
- What do buttress dams look like? How are buttress dams different from the other types of dams?
- How it Works
- How do buttress dams hold back water?
- A Brief History
- What were buttress dams like centuries ago? How have buttress dams evolved?