Why would it be harder to stop the leak if the hole was near the bottom of the dam as compared to near the top. (check description for rest)?
Suppose a dam developed a hole from which the water started to leak out. Why would it be harder to stop the leak if the hole was near the bottom of the dam as compared to near the top. Need answer ASAP please
- GabeLv 63 weeks ago
Water pressure for starters, then cold, and distance inacessability.
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
WATER PRESSURE is the reason.
The deeper you go the greater the pressure.
- 1 month ago
The pressure of the water increases with the depth of the water.
Come on, why is this so hard.
- 1 month ago
The pressure at the bottom of the dam is greater - the materials you'd need will need to be stronger to prevent themselves from succumbing to the added force the pressure puts on them.
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- Needful SinnerLv 71 month ago
there is more force [water pressure] the further down you go... its why your ears hurt at the bottom of a pool.
- dewcoonsLv 71 month ago
Impossible to answer.
Now, if the whole is near the top and the water level gets below the hole, the dam MIGHT hold and you might be able to repair it.
But if whatever caused the hole weakens the dam enough it could still completely collapse. Even if the water level gets below the hold. the could still be enough pressure behind the dam to break it.
So without more detail it impossible to guess if a hole near the top of the dam would be more fixable then one lower in the dam.
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
WTF does this have to do with Astronomy & Space ?
- οικοςLv 71 month ago
- samiamrdLv 71 month ago
Because of the water pressure. The deeper the water, the higher the water pressure.
- ALv 71 month ago
if it was at the top first of all it might not be under water or a small amount of water could be drawn off to fix the hole, If the hole is at the bottom the water and the pressure from the water will make it more difficult