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What is a Concrete Slab and Buttress Dam?

A Concrete Slab and Buttress Dam is a freshwater-retaining structure comprising reinforced concrete slabs that are supported in-place by buttresses. The foundation of a Concrete Slab and Buttress Dam receives a large load. Thus, the foundation must be structurally sound, impervious, and competent. The alternative types of dams are Concrete Gravity Dams, Concrete Arch Dams, and Embankment Dams.


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