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Embankment Dams

Embankment dams are the most common type of dam because they can typically accommodate a wide range of foundation conditions and are often less expensive than other types of dams. RJH has evaluated or designed hundreds of embankment dams over 50 feet tall. We have experience designing high and long embankments on various foundation materials, including weak and porous foundations.

Our embankment dam services include:

  • New dam planning and design
  • Dam rehabilitation planning and design
  • Dam raising
  • Dam removal planning and design
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Geologic site characterization
  • Seismic hazard analyses
  • Inspections
  • Instrumentation and monitoring programs
  • Construction management services