Survey Control at Glen Canyon Dam

by H.L. Fink,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Pg. 51-64

Document Type: Journal Paper


Horizontal and vertical control as developed for 710-ft concrete arch dam during phases of site investigation, design and construction; horizontal control was tied in with state coordinate system and adjusted to average elevation of construction site to form local plane coordinate system; methods and equipment used in establishing vertical control over total level loop distance of 36 mi at construction site; method of reciprocal leveling across 1200-ft wide canyon.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Site investigation | Construction equipment | Infrastructure construction | Concrete construction | Control surveys | Canyons | Dams

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