Earth Dam Seepage Control, SCS Experience
The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service (SCS) designs and administers construction of a large number of small- or medium-sized dams. SCS experience...

Abutment Seepage at Smithville Dam
After initial filling there was concern for the stability of Smithville Dam when higher than anticipated piezometric levels were experienced in the left abutment foundation. Concern heightened...

Seepage Control at Cochiti Dam, New Mexico
Significant design data, design assumptions and computations, and performance of the seepage control features provided at Cochiti Dam are summarized in this paper. The dam is a rolled...

The Use and Performance of Seepage Reduction Measures
The utilization and performance of various foundation seepage reduction measures from over 100 dams situated on pervious soils throughout the world has been reviewed. Summary discussions...

Designing and Monitoring for Seepage at Calamus Dam
Given the complex, pervious nature of the foundation for Calamus Dam, every effort has been made to incorporate design features that will reduce and control the anticipated large volumes...

Seepage in the Unsaturated Zone: A Review
This paper briefly reviews the procedures whereby the seepage rate, depth of penetration of nonreactive pollutants, and the depth of the wetting front can be calculated when the assumption...

Water Balance Approach to Prediction of Seepage from Mine Tailings Impoundments, Part I: General Water Balance Approach
The prediction of seepage from a tailings impoundment requires careful evaluation because the predictions can have significant economic impact upon designs, as well as permit stipulations...

Water Balance Approach to Prediction of Seepage From Mine Tailings Impoundments, Part II: Theoretical Aspects of Water Balance Approach to Seepage Modeling and Detailed Case History Results
Some of the most significant volumes and rates of interstitial tailings water discharge generally occurs during the initial portions of the primary consolidation process. During primary...

Seepage Control for Embankment Dams USBR Practice
The current Bureau of Reclamation approach to seepage assessment, analysis, and design for embankment dams is described. The advantages and appropriate applications for the analysis programs...

Evaluation of PVC Bottom Linear From an Existing Landfill Located in a Subtropical Climate
Remedial action to curtail leachate seepage on a sanitary landfill located in a subtropical climate included the attachment of new PVC liner to an existing 20 mil PVC liner which has been...

Seepage and Leakage from Dams and Impoundments
All major dams and impoundments are usually analyzed to determine the magnitude and location of seepage that can occur under, around or through the structure. More often than not, seepage...

Irrigation Canal Seepage and its Measurement
Reduction in seepage is one of the primary reasons used to justify investment in canal lining. Such justification depends greatly upon estimates of seepage through surface and subsurface...

Application of Water Budget to Seepage Loss Estimation
The seepage loss for the emergency cooling water spray pond has been calculated by performing a water balance study for the pond. A field test of the spray pond was performed to estimate...

Analytic Solution for Seepage from Saturated Soil Behind a Braced Wall
The locations of streamlines and equipotentials for two-dimensional flow in the vertical plane normal to a vertical retaining wall can be determined by various methods. Recent extension...

The R. D. Bailey Dam, a Concrete-Faced, Earth-Rockfill
A case history for the R. D. Bailey Dam, describing its comparatively unique design and construction considerations, and its operational performance since initial reservoir filling in...

Current Corps of Engineers Concepts for Roller Compacted Concrete in Dams
Since construction of Willow Creek Dam in 1982, Elk Creek Dam in southwest Oregon is the only Corps of Engineers dam to be constructed using RCC that has passed beyond the planning stage...

Watertightness and Seepage Control in Roller Compacted Concrete Dams
An unjointed mass of roller compacted concrete (RCC) can easily be proportioned and compacted so that it is essentially impermeable and 'watertight. ' Permeability tests of various field-placed...

Ground-Water Drainage to Surface Mines Refined
Changes in seepage flux and hydraulic head (ground-water level) resulting from ground-water drainage into the first and subsequent cuts of a surface coal mine can be estimated by a technique...

Channels and Groundwater: The Hydraulic Connection
Hydraulic connection between surface and groundwater implies that surface water can seep into the ground (transmission losses from open channels, for example) and eventually become or...

A Practical Means for Estimating Irrigation Canal Seepage Contribution to Agricultural Subsurface Drains
This paper describes a means for estimating canal seepage contribution to nearby agricultural subsurface drains. Canal seepage rate is influenced by a complex of many variables, but the...

 

 

 

 

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