Land Subsidence Problems

by Raymond F. Dawson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


A review of the land subsidence problem in the Texas Gulf Coast area is presented, together with a discussion of the causes of the subsidence and how the amount may be estimated by soil mechanics methods. The development of fault zones due to regional subsidence is examined and information on how these faults may influence the behavior of bench marks and structures is given. Methods of reducing and controlling subsidence are presented.

Subject Headings: Land subsidence | Geological faults | Structural behavior | Gulfs | Coastal environment | Soil mechanics | Benchmark | Texas | United States

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