Geo-Denver 2007
New Peaks in Geotechnics
Proceedings of Geo-Denver 2007, New Peaks in Geotechnics, held in Denver, Colorado, February 18-21, 2007. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This collection contains nearly 300 papers...

Levee Failure Mechanisms

The Levees Fail
This chapter examines the failure of levees against storm forces and the flooding that ensued....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

Lessons Learned from the St. Francis Dam Failure

The 1953 Dike Failures in the Netherlands

Corps Implements Rick-Based Dam Safety Process

Analyzing Sediment Dynamics Post Dam Removal: One Size Does NOT Fit All!

The Fate of Dam Removal Decisions in Light of Understanding Sediment Dynamics

Ecological Implications of Post-Dam Removal Sediment Processes

Modeling and Measuring Sediment Transport for River Restoration and Dam Removal

A Scaled Physical Modeling Investigation of the Potential Response of the Lake Mills Delta to Different Magnitudes and Rates of Removal of Glines Canyon Dam from the Elwha River, WA.

Channel Evolution During and After Dam Removal: Sediment Dynamics Post Dam Removal

Data Collection and Documentation of Flooding Downstream of a Dam Failure in Mississippi

Golden Opportunity
After abruptly losing access to a significant portion of its water supply during a severe drought, the city of Golden, Colorado, responded by employing innovative approaches to design...

Pressure Relief
When the two basins making up a 90 acre reservoir in New York needed to be emptied and cleaned, engineers decided to use the 2,750 ft (840 m) long concrete wall dividing them as a dam....

Lessons Learned from Experience Dealing with Risks of Extreme Events: Part I
The five speakers in this session talked about a wide variety of topics, including schedule dependencies in hurricane preparedness, knowledge mapping across networks, extreme events in...

Panel Discussion: Synthesis - What Does It All Mean?
This final panel and group discussion revisted topics from all of the week's sessions. It was acknowledged that the conference has addressed the threat of terrorism to diverse systems...

A Better Barrier
Seepage problems have troubled the Walter F. George Lock and Dam, on the Chattahoochee River, for more than 40 years. Construction of a deep positive cutoff wall is nearing completion,...

A Dam for a Dam
The General Electric (GE) Dam in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was more than a century old when it began leaking excessively in December 1998. Operations staff for the dam owner—the Minneapolis-based...





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