Engineer-Geologist Team Investigates Subsidence

by M.J. Shelton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Pipeline Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 1-18

Document Type: Journal Paper


Planning of aqueduct of Feather River Project, Calif, had to consider large areas within San Joaquin Valley subject to two types of land subsidence; team studied nature of subsidence, delimited susceptible areas and selected most favorable route, location and aqueduct design; methods which team developed; potential subsiding lands aggregate over 2000 sq mi.

Subject Headings: Land subsidence | Aqueducts | Land use | Team building | Rivers and streams | Route preferences | Flood routing | Hydraulic design

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