Moving Mountains

by Joseph L. Ehasz, P.E., (F.ASCE), Vice Pres. and Area Constr. Mgr.; Raytheon Infrastructure, Inc., NY,
Steven D. Summy, Asst. Area Constr. Mgr.; Raytheon Infrastructure, Inc., NY,
Paul R. Zaman, P.E., (M.ASCE), Lead Field Geotechnical Engr.; Black & Veatch, Kansas City, MO,
Dennis G. Majors, P.E., (M.ASCE), Eastside Reservoir Program Mgr. and Asst. Chf. Engr.; Metropolitan Water Dist. of Southern California, Los Angeles,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Pg. 32-35

Document Type: Feature article


The earthmoving and rock-crushing operations at the Eastside Reservoir represented one of the largest such projects in the history of the United States. The earth and rock-fill dams required unprecedented amounts of equipment to load, haul, and compact embankment materials to meet the three-and-a-half-year dam construction schedule.

Subject Headings: Rockfill dams | Embankment dams | Construction materials | Construction equipment | Scheduling | Rock fills | Reservoirs

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