Three Dams, One Reservoir

by Arleen A. Arita, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal Design Manager; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Los Angeles, CA,
Michael P. Forrest, P.E., (M.ASCE), Sr. Proj. Mgr.; URS Greiner Woodward Clyde, Oakland, CA,
John R. Fotheringham, P.E., (M.ASCE), Design Mgr.; Raytheon Infrastructure, Inc., Bellevue, WA,
Dennis G. Majors, P.E., (M.ASCE), Eastside Reservoir Program Mgr. and Asst. Chf. Engr.; MWD, Los Angeles,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Pg. 28-31

Document Type: Feature article


The three dams that make up the 800,000 acre-ft (987 million m�) Eastside Reservoir in Riverside County, California, required extensive foundation excavation and careful placement of embankment material to enclose portions of two valleys between a pair of bedrock ridges.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Dam foundations | Reservoirs | Excavation | Bedrock

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