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These notes and illustrations have been compiled to assist earthmovers in the construction of circular excavated earth tank dams, with pipe inlets. Construction techniques tend to evolve over time, so the methods described in this publication will not be definitive, but, they may improve efficiency of construction in the interim. Although the example used in these notes refers to 10,000 m3 dams, the construction techniques, using a bulldozer, described here equally apply to dams of any volume of similar design. Only dimensions will vary. earthmovers using a scarper together with a bulldozer should be able to extract useful information from these notes.
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Western Australia, Construction, Building construction, Dams, Site preparation.
Babbington, T, and Addison, J S. (1999), Practical hints for the layout and construction of 10,000 m3 circular dams. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4352.
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