Control of Thistle Lake, Utah

by Dee C. Hansen, Utah Dep of Natural Resources, Salt, Lake City, UT, USA,
Robert L. Morgan, Utah Dep of Natural Resources, Salt, Lake City, UT, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Landslide Dams: Processes, Risk, and Mitigation

Abstract: In April of 1983, the Thistle slide blocked the flow of the Spanish Fork River and traffic using the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, U. S. Highway 89, and U. S. Highway 50 and 6. This paper gives an account of the method used in draining the 78,408,000m**3 of water that accumulated behind the slide. In total, 684m of tunnel would be driven, 62m of raised vertical shaft completed, and 23,000m**3 of cut excavated.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Embankment dams | Water intakes | Highways and roads | Excavation | Spillways | Landslides | Shafts | North America | United States | Utah | Rio Grande | Denver | Colorado

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