Dewatering--Avoiding Its Unwanted Side Effects

by J. Patrick Powers, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Moretrench American Corp., Rockaway, N.J.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-459-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-459-5 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 86

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The undesirable side effects that sometimes occur when dewatering for construction or mining are presented, including: ground settlement due to dewatering; deterioration of timber piling; depletion of ground water supplies; salt water intrusion; expansion of contaminant plumes; release of polluted ground water into the environment; damage to wetlands; sinkholes. Conditions where such side effects may occur are described. Methods are given for preventing side effects by restricting the influence of dewatering with ground water cutoffs and artificial recharge. Legal and contractual implictions are discussed.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Dewatering | Soil settlement | Groundwater depletion | Salt water intrusion | Water pollution | Construction management | Deterioration


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