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In attempts to avoid the flooding of a river or other body of water, people sometimes stack sandbags to stop or redirect water flow...would these structures be considered "man-made" levees?

-- Erika Whittemore (ewhittem@oswego.edu), May 02, 2001


yes I feel that would be considered a mad made levee. Man-made levees consist of an impermeable concrete wall surrounded by an earthen material, such as dirt, with grass or some other matlike vegetation planted on top of the levee's bank to minimize erosion.

For more info see: http://www.jracademy.com/~mlechner/archive1999/link-levee.html

-- Eric Breindel (breindel@oswego.edu), May 03, 2001.

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