Seepage Through Foundations Containing Discontinuities

by E.E. Esmiol,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


Case histories concerning seepage from four Bureau of Reclamation dams and reservoirs emphasize that materials forming foundations and abutments for hydraulic structures and reservoir floors may be disrupted by discontinuities; seepage assumes status of calculated risk that may continue during operational life of structure.

Subject Headings: Dam foundations | Case studies | Seepage | Reservoirs | Discontinuities | Bureau of Reclamation | Construction materials

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