Author Topic: Maier needs a lesson  (Read 91 times)

Michael Caswell

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 725
  • Location: Fairport NY
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.

« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 11:53:27 am by Michael Caswell »