Overtopping Protection for Embankment Dams

by Kathleen H. Frizell, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
Perry J. Hensley, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
David L. Hinchliff, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,
Chuck Henning, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract:

Modifications that allow safe overtopping during large flood events can be made to existing embankment dams. These modifications are on the leading edge of technology and require special investigations. This paper will describe the investigations under way by the Bureau of Reclamation for the overtopping protection at Arthur R. Bowman Dam.



Subject Headings: Wave overtopping | Earthfill dams | Floods | Bureau of Reclamation | Dam safety | Infrastructure construction | Piping erosion

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