Breaching of embankments, whether they are small levees or large dams, is not a simple process. To achieve realistic results, a breach model needs to consider the erodibility of the embankment material as well as the height of the embankment and the volume of water that may be released in a breach situation. Lesser, more simplistic methods are also available – use our free Guide to Breach Prediction to decide what is appropriate to your use case, and for advice on what the best type of equation or model to use.
Model breaching process in embankments constructed with zones of different materials.
A Rapid Embankment Breach Assessment tool, designed for use within system-risk models.
Now superseded by EMBREA, this tool is a 1D breach model for embankment breach.
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