A levee is an embankment along a stream that protects land from flooding. Levees can be natural or constructed. A dike is much the same, a protective wall, often to hold back the sea.
From what I infer from conversations between myself and some engineers in the local area, a dam and a levee both holds water to a confined space but, a dam is man-made while a levee is made of natural stuff. However, that is the extent of what i know in that.
So long as a levee holds and is not overtopped, water cannot cross from one side to the other.
A dike is not a machine, it does not change the direction of any force or amplify any force, it is merely an obstacle to the flow of water.
It depends on what material it is made from.
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serra = levee or dike
The only other words that could be used in this context are "dike" and "levee", which comes from the French language meaning 'raised up'.
The Gibson Lake Levee is the largest dyke in America.
It is called a "levee". A synonym (from the Netherlands) is "dike".
A levee breach or levee failure (the word dike or dyke can also be used instead of levee) is a situation where a levee fails or is intentionally breached, causing the previously contained water to flood the land behind the levee.A breach is when the levee breaks, and was unable to hold the water it was built for...not when it overflows....a common misconception....
A wall that holds back water is a dike, levee or dam
It is known as a dam or dam wall. Another structure would be a dike or a levee.
Vein :mass of rock which occupy fissures in other rocks, Dike is sedimentary layer cuts across preexisting rocks.
Dam- a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level. used for electricity or water supply. Levee- a structure designed to prevent or control a flood
An embankment built along the side of a river to control flooding can be called several things. Probably levee is the most common, but it can be dike or floodbank. It can also be called what you called it, an embankment.
A dike is a wall or barrier built, usually to hold back the sea. A levee is the raised bank of a river or canal, to prevent overflows in times of flood.