Seepage Control for Embankment Dams USBR Practice

by C. Leo Mantei, US Dep of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seepage and Leakage from Dams and Impoundments


The current Bureau of Reclamation approach to seepage assessment, analysis, and design for embankment dams is described. The advantages and appropriate applications for the analysis programs in use are discussed, as are methods and sources of material property data and criteria for safe design. Seepage control features are reviewed, and brief references to appropriate case histories are made. 51 refs.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Seepage | Material properties | Case studies | Fluid flow | Porous media flow | Porous media | Water reclamation

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