Category Archives: Environmental Concerns

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Earthen Dam Inspection – At the Root of Embankment Safety

Dam Inspection is the key to SAFE Erie Canal Earthen Embankments...

Currently many of the 125 miles of raised embankments are covered with the wrong vegetation making them nearly impossible to properly inspect. There are many groups that work to make Dam Safety a number one priority in our country like the ASDSO

Embankment Piping – Another problem with earthen dams.

Earthen Embankment Piping Explained

The main issues with trees on Earthen Dams is Piping..or the allowance of water to escape the dam through a subterranean flow created by voids from old, dead tree roots or poor soil compaction. Piping brings the Phreatic line to the surface and is the start of an embankment breach