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

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

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