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

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  • Gabe
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Water pressure for starters, then cold, and distance inacessability. 

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    WATER PRESSURE is the reason.

    The deeper you go the greater the pressure.

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  • 1 month ago

    The pressure of the water increases with the depth of the water.

    Come on, why is this so hard.

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  • 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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  • 1 month ago

    there is more force [water pressure] the further down you go... its why your ears hurt at the bottom of a pool.

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 month ago

    WTF does this have to do with Astronomy & Space ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Pressure              '

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  • 1 month ago

    Because of the water pressure.  The deeper the water, the higher the water pressure.

    • sofia1 month agoReport

      thank you

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  • A
    Lv 7
    1 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

    • sofia1 month agoReport

      Thank you x

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