LANDSLIDE RESEARCH STUDY

TWELVE TYPICAL SLIDES ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL. CORRECTIVE MEASURES USED FOR STABILIZING THE SLOPES ARE DISCUSSED. IN THREE CASES, THE CORRECTIVE MEASURES USED HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN STABILIZING THE SLIDES. SUGGESTIONS FOR RECOGNIZING POTENTIAL TROUBLESOME LOCATIONS AND CORRECTIVE MEASURES ARE GIVEN. GENERALLY THE CLAY SHALE UNITS OF JURASSIC THROUGH TERTIORY AGE ARE TROUBLESOME WHEN ALLOWED TO BECOME SATURATED. CONTROL OF THE GROUND WATER IS GENERALLY THE KEY TO STABILITY. OFTEN IT IS ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE TO REMOVE EXCESS WATER. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana State Highway Commission

    ,    

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • WILLIAMS, D A
    • Clark, C H
  • Publication Date: 1969-10-31

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1970 12:00AM