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- The elevation of the uppermost surface of a dam, usually a road or walkway, excluding any parapet wall, railing, curb. etc. The crown of the roadway or the level of the walkway which crosses the dam. On embankment dams, the crest of the dam is the top of the embankment, not including camber, crown, or roadway surfacing.
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- Camber, Crest, Crest elevation (crest of dam, top of dam, dam crest), Crest length (length of dam), Embankment, Length of dam., Overtopping, Top of dam.