check dam

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A small, often temporary, dam constructed across a watercourse to reduce flow velocity and/or counter soil erosion. See Mustafa (2005) AAAG95, 3 and Castillo et al. (2007) Catena 70, 3 on the effectiveness of check dams for soil erosion control.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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