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Sand Dams Design and Construction

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Sand dams are implemented across and into seasonal sandy riverbeds in order to capture and store water beneath sand. In addition to this, groundwater recharge occurs upstream of the sand dam. The first requirement for implementing sand dams is the existence of a seasonal river with sufficient and accessible sandy sediment and bedrock in the river-bed. Find out more about sand dams design by clicking on the purple hotspots in the image below,

Sand Dams Design by Lukas Schreiner and Berenice Lopez Mendez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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