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  • These precautions were perfectly effective in securing the safety of the dam up to the height to which the counterfort was carried.
  • Years after this, and about fifteen years after the dam was first brought into use, it overturned on its outer edge, at about the level indicated by the dotted line just above the counterfort; and there is no good reason to attribute to the movement of 1884, or to the vertical cracks it caused, any influence in the overturning of 1895.

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