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Classification and Types of Dams

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: Jan 16, 2017 / Types of, Shallow

Types of Dams according to different criteria

Types of dams on the basis of materials used in dam construction

  1. Rigid Dams (Concrete dams, steel dams, timber dams etc)
  2. Non-Rigid dams (rockfill dams)

Classification of dam types with respect to size/height of the dam

  1. Low dam / Small dam (How to build small dams)
  2. Medium dams
  3. High dam / Large dams

Classification of dam according to its purpose/use

  1. Water supply dam/Irrigation dams
  2. Power dams
  3. Multipurpose dams
  4. Flood control dams

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