Dam Safety Relating to Merwin and Yale Hydroelectric Projects

by A. F. Monaco, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,
F. G. Snider, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,
W. J. Stea, Ebasco Services Inc, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


This paper describes the safety investigations performed to evaluate the dams, associated with the Merwin and Yale Hydroelectric Projects, for the effects of severe floods and earthquakes. The investigations included: calculation of the maximum flow rates and water levels associated with the probable Maximum Flood(PMF); estimation of the maximum ground accelerations produced by a Maximum Credible Earthquake(MCE); field and laboratory investigations to determine the strength and deformation parameters of the in-situ materials; and stress and stability analyses of the Merwin and Yale Dams.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Dam safety | Hydro power | Strength of materials | Stress analysis | Arch dams | Earthquakes | Floods

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