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Michael Caswell

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Re: Maier needs a lesson
« on: October 02, 2021, 11:38:39 am »
Eileen Pavia says, "It's (Sumac) also used for erosion control on embankments because it spreads by its roots so it form a strong 'wall'"

Unfortunately, Eileen has missed the point here. We are talking about EARTHEN EMBANKMENT DAMS, not embankments. There is a HUGE difference, because 'embankments' do not hold back large volumes of water above a lower area. They do not have the effect of HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE pressing against them, and will not cause a flood.
The rules for Earthen Embankment Dams are much more stringent, and trees are not allowed on dams.

see  https://eriecanalfacts.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/is-it-a-dam-embankment-levee-ditch-or-dike/
« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 11:53:27 am by Michael Caswell »