Foundation Cutoff Wall for Allegheny Reservoir Dam

by Garth A. Fuquay,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 37-60

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper describes the underseepage problems at Allegheny Reservoir Dam and presents the various remedial measures considered. An account of the selection of the remedial measures adopted and of the construction details for installation of the 2.5-ft thick concrete cutoff wall are given. Piezometer data are reported indicating the validity of the solution, and conclusions as to the use of the cutoff wall are presented.

Subject Headings: Dam foundations | Core walls | Reservoirs | Remediation | Seepage | Dams | Concrete construction | Concrete

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