Geologic Investigation of Dam Sites by the SCS

by G.M. Brune,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-13

Document Type: Journal Paper


Role of geologists in Soil Conservation Service, particularly in connection with dam building; types of drilling equipment used, organization of parties, and costs of drilling; drilling investigations involving foundations, emergency spillways, borrow material, and embankment drainage; geologic reports and laboratory analyses.

Subject Headings: Site investigation | Geology | Subsurface investigation | Dams | Soil analysis | Embankment dams | Dam foundations | Drilling | South Carolina | United States

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