Experiences with Ground Water on Construction

by R.F. Legget,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Unusual Canadian examples presented include control of groundwater at Steep Rock Iron Mines by trapping it before it reached drained lake bed; La Tuque hydroelectric development where seepage around large concrete dam showed itself in small natural lake, and Aguasabon hydroelectric development, where perched reservoir was used as main forebay in area of previous sand and gravel, glacial silt forming lining to natural basin in this pervious material.

Subject Headings: Groundwater | Construction management | Lakes | Bed materials | Hydro power | Concrete dams | Rocks | Iron compounds

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