Embankment dams are massive dams made of earth or rock.
They rely on their weight to resist the flow of water, just like concrete
Explore the links below to learn more about embankment dams.
- The Anatomy
- What do embankment dams look like? How are embankment dams different from the other types of dams?
- How it Works
- How do embankment dams hold back water?
- A Brief History
- What were embankment dams like centuries ago? How have embankment dams evolved?