Underground Drainage of Urban Runoff from Natural Depressions
A unique subsurface system was designed and implemented for draining such a natural depression in the City of West Lake Hills, Texas. This subsurface drainage system uses a part of the...

A Burning Wasteland Reclaimed
Until recently the PJP Landfill exemplified what can happen when uncontrolled and illegal dumping goes on for many years. Now it is an example of what innovation and imagination can do...

Ground Temperature Monitoring Cominco's Red Dog Project
Procedures are available in the literature for estimating subsurface thermal characteristics of foundation soils in cold regions using published climatic characteristics for a given area....

Massive Ice Detection by Earth Resistivity
This paper presents two case histories utilizing remote sensing earth resistivity equipment to target subsurface massive ice locations. In one case, a number of probe locations were made...

Subsurface Soil Monitoring via Acoustic Emission
Included in this paper is an overview of acoustic emission (AE) monitoring and a brief review of past applications. Focus is then placed on two in-situ geotechnical applications; preconsolidation...

Waterfront Electric Cone Penetration Testing
Offshore deployment methods developed for use by the oil industry were combined with less expensive nearshore drill barge technology. This resulted in the successful completion of cone...

The Use of Cone Penetrometer Testing to Investigate Sand Fill Subsidence Beneath Highways
During construction of Interstate I-10 between Baton Rouge and LaPlace, Louisiana, highly organic swamp deposits were excavated and replaced with hydraulically pumped river sand. The main...

Hazardous Waste Investigations in Residential Areas

Cut-and-Fill Becomes Cut-and-Drain
The U.S. Navy's facility in Subic Bay, Philippines, is in a mountainous area which experiences 182 inches of rain per year. These factors plus weak soil, made necessary an...

Inventorying the System/Inspection Introductory Remarks
A major sewer system evaluation survey is nearing completion in the seven communities which make up Special District No. 1 of the East Bay Municipal Utility District. A major effort has...

Trouble in Our Own Back Yard
One million tanks will leak toxic and hazardous substances into the U.S. soil within the next four years. Prevention begins with rapid discovery and probability analysis. Various cleanup...

Soil Strength Determinations from the Cone Penetrometer Test
Geotechnical exploration in offshore Arctic regions often relies upon the electric Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) because of its speed, economy, data continuity, and general reliability....

Arctic Penetration Test Systems
Geotechnical exploration in offshore arctic regions relies upon the electric Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) because of its speed, economy, data continuity, and general reliability. By adding...

Borrow Resource Studies in Near-Shore Areas of Alaska's North Slope
Innovative and cost-effective techniques are utilized in the exploration and analysis of near-shore sources of sand and gravel on Alaska's North Slope. High quality sources...

Arctic Foundation Selection: A Decision Matrix
An idealized matrix diagram is presented of the decision making process involved in determing an economic Arctic foundation type that is best suited to the proposed above-grade structure....

Source Area Variability During Peakflow: A Function of Antecedent Soil Moisture Content
An attempt was made to identify the source areas contributing to peakflow and to quantify the relative importance of each source area under various antecedent soil moisture (ASM) conditions....

A Systematic Evaluation of Hillslope Subsurface Flow: The Effects of Slope Angle and Soil Parameter Variation
A two-dimensional finite element variably saturated flow model is used in conjunction with an automatic mesh generating scheme to simulate hillslope subsurface flow. Slopes from 2% to...

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...

Research Needs in Land Application of Sludge?Hydrologic Effects of Soil-Sludge Interaction
The effects of wastewater sludge amendment on subsurface and surface flow regimes is discussed. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research on hydrologic effects of soil-sludge...

Water Diversion at Low-Level Waste Disposal Sites
Shallow depth to groundwater, surface drainage, and subsurface flow during storm events are major environmental concerns of low-level radioactive waste management operations in humid regions....

 

 

 

 

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