Dam Safety Hydrologic and Seismic Evaluation of TVA'S Beech Dam

by James A. Niznik, Tennessee Valley Authority,
Charles D. Wagner, Tennessee Valley Authority,
Philippe P. Martin, Tennessee Valley Authority,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


Beech Dam is part of the Beech River watershed resource development located in Decatur and Henderson counties in west Tennessee. The development consists of eight dams and approximately 70 miles of channel improvement and provides flood control benefits as well as other benefits such as recreation, irrigation, water supply and land enhancement. This paper presents a safety analysis of dam's hydrologic and seismic characteristics.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Hydrology | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Federal government | Water-based recreation | Earthfill dams | Soil liquefaction | Tennessee | United States

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