Saving Saluda

by Paul C. Rizzo, P.E., Pres.; Jeffrey M. Bair,
William R. Argentieri, P.E., Engr.,
Jeffrey M. Bair, P.E., Principal; Paul C. Rizzo Assocs., Monroeville, PA,
Kristina L. Massey, P.E., Sr. Engr.,
S. Harold Moxley, P.E., Sr. Engr.; South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., Columbia, SA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2002, Vol. 72, Issue 10, Pg. 56-61

Document Type: Feature article


One of the largest roller-compacted-concrete berms in the United States will stand sentinel in case South Carolina's Saluda Dam undergoes liquifaction in response to strong earthquake motions. The immense berm will be constructed at its toe that will retain debris in the event of a failure.

Subject Headings: Berms | Ground motion | Failure analysis | Earthquakes | Debris | Compacted soils

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