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1. What are some of the drawbacks of building Flood-Control Dams? Explain how a dam can lower its own capacity for storage and ultimately greatly reduce its effectiveness.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 1:31 am ad1c9bdddf
Food control dams do control floods downstream, which is often why they are built. They can also provide hydroelectric power and a ready supply of fresh water in their resevoirs. There can be negative ...
Discussion of how the functionality of flood control dams can diminish over time.
Coastal Protection Strategies: Dynamic and Static Armoring
In dynamic armouring smaller particles are used and they are allowed to adjust by erosion and deposition to the prevailing wave climate, while still protecting the finer particles behind them from being washed away. In static armouring very large stones are placed to lock the shore in place - no movement is anticipated even in the worst storm. What are the advantages and disadvantages in both human terms (use, appearance, cost) and natural terms of the two strategies for coastal protection?View Full Posting Details