How to Design Dams
- The construction of dam should be economical
- Dam should be feasible to construct e.g availability of labor, material, experienced and skilled personnel etc.
- Dam should be durable and safety against erosion should be provided i.e it should have a longer lifetime.
- It should be stable.
- Saturation line of the dam should be in the downstream face.
- Dam body as well as foundation of the dam should be safe from piping
- Environmental disturbance should be minimum