Hydrogeophysical investigations of earthen dams – Two California case studies

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Recorder
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Abstract

Excessive groundwater seepage can be a common engineering concern with earthen dams. The application of geophysical methods, whether for characterization or for long-term monitoring, to help inform mitigation strategies is becoming a more common addition to these investigations. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed geophysical investigations at several earthen dams in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to help characterize subsurface hydrogeologic conditions and to identify potential sources of seepage. Summaries of the investigations of Martis Creek Dam and Hidden Dam, both located in California, are presented.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Hydrogeophysical investigations of earthen dams – Two California case studies
Series title Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Recorder
Volume 42
Issue 07
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 8 p.
First page 20
Last page 27
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Martis Creek Dam, Hidden Dam