Definition Of Barrage And Their Advantages and Disadvantages - Civil Engineering

Monday, 2 October 2017

Definition Of Barrage And Their Advantages and Disadvantages

Definition Of Barrage And Their Advantages and Disadvantages

An artificial barrier across the river to prevent flooding, aid irrigation or navigation or to generate electricity by tidal power.

Advantages of Barrage

The barrage has good control over the river during the flood. The outflow can be easily regulated by gates.

There is good control over silt entry into the canal.

A roadway can be conveniently provided over the structure at a little additional cost.

Disadvantages of Barrage

The initial cost of the barrage is quite high.