Anatomy of a Dam

There are several different types of dams. Below are three diagrams of common dams found in New Jersey. A more detailed description of the different types of dams can be found in the Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments.

Embankment Dam – Image provide by Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments
Concrete Gravity Dam – Image Provided by Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments
Earthen Dam – Image provided by the NJDEP Division of Dam Safety