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Station 3

Introduction to Earthen Dam Structures and Common Issues

Typical Earthen Dam Structure and Components

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Cross-Section of a Typical Earthen Dam Structure

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Hazard Classes of Dams

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Typical Earthen Dam Issues

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All dams are being assessed and part of the inspection looks for these common issues.

  • Auxiliary Spillway Capacity and Integrity

  • Stability of Riser and Embankment Under Seismic   Conditions

  • Embankment Drains

  • Possible Filter Compatibility Issues

  • Existing Land Rights / Easements

  •  Environmental Issues

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