Impacts of Plants on Earthen Dams
Damage to earthen dams and dam safety issues associated with tree and woody vegetation penetrations of earthen dams is significant dam safety issue in the United States. Tree and woody vegetation penetrations of earthen dams and their appurtenances have been demonstrated to be causes of serious structural deterioration and distress that can result in failure of earthen dams.
This course provides a detailed explanation of the methods, procedures, and benefits of maintaining a growth of desirable ground covering vegetation on the embankments of earthen dams. It presents a recommended earthen dam inspection protocol and procedures for determination of potential impacts of tree and woody vegetation growth on earthen dams. This course also explains the potential detrimental impacts of tree and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Problems with tree and woody vegetation growth
- Overview of tree growth and tree root requirements
- Earthen dam safety inspection and evaluation methodology
- Controlling vegetation growth
- Dam remediation and design considerations
- Economics of proper vegetation maintenance
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