GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS AT THE SITE FOR KANGAROO CREEK DAM, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

FAILURES DUE TO GEOLOGICAL CAUSES IN FOUR MAJOR WATER- STORAGE PROJECTS IN THE PAST EIGHT YEARS EMPHASIZE THAT THE ENGINEER RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TYPE OF PROJECT SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH ADEQUATE GEOLOGICAL DATA, EXPRESSED IN CLEARLY DEFINED TERMS WHICH RELATE GEOLOGICAL FEATURES TO ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS. THE TERMS SHOULD BE AS QUANTITATIVE AS POSSIBLE, BUT NEVER MORE SO THAN IS REALISTIC, BEARING IN MIND THE WIDE VARIATIONS NATURE HAS PROVIDED, PARTICULARLY IN JOINTED AND WEATHERED ROCK MASSES. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES MODERN TECHNIQUES OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, AND DESCRIBES THEIR APPLICATION IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SITE FOR A 200-FT. HIGH THIN ARCH DAM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol Ce9, No 1, PP 31-43, 14 FIG, 2 TAB, 22 REF
  • Authors:
    • Stapledon, D H
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  • Accession Number: 00229033
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM