Dam hearting section 

Dam hearting section 

In this article, we discussed what is Dam hearting section, its purpose, and its significance  in short.

The dam hearting section refers to the central or core portion of a dam that is constructed using impervious material, such as clay, to prevent water seepage through the dam structure. 

Earthen dam

The hearting section plays a crucial role in ensuring the stability and safety of the dam. 


  • Seepage Control
  • Enhancing Stability


  • Safety and Risk Reduction
  • Water Conservation

Practical Applications

  • Earthfill Dams
  • Rockfill Dams
  • Concrete Dams

It’s important to note that the specific design and construction techniques for the dam hearting section can vary depending on factors such as dam type, geological conditions, and project requirements.

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