Dam Safety Relating to Merwin and Yale Hydroelectric Projects

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by A. F. Monaco, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,
F. G. Snider, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,
W. J. Stea, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85:

Abstract: This paper describes the safety investigations performed to evaluate the dams, associated with the Merwin and Yale Hydroelectric Projects, for the effects of severe floods and earthquakes. The investigations included: calculation of the maximum flow rates and water levels associated with the probable Maximum Flood(PMF); estimation of the maximum ground accelerations produced by a Maximum Credible Earthquake(MCE); field and laboratory investigations to determine the strength and deformation parameters of the in-situ materials; and stress and stability analyses of the Merwin and Yale Dams.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Floods | Earthquakes | Field tests | Dam safety | Earthfill dams | Strength of materials | Stress analysis |

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