Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

On the first impounding of Hub Dam, seepage problems started. The foundation piezometers showed rising pressures. The areas of concern were limestone, bed rock, jointed sandstone and gravel deposits at overburden-rock contact. Observational approach was followed. It was decided to fill the reservoir in stages. Various alternatives were considered to control the underseepage pressures. Relief Wells were installed which proved effective and economical to control the problem. A gravel shell was added on the downstream slope to enhance the stability of the homogeneous section in case of seepage through the body of the dam.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Seepage Problems and Remedies – Hub Dam

On the first impounding of Hub Dam, seepage problems started. The foundation piezometers showed rising pressures. The areas of concern were limestone, bed rock, jointed sandstone and gravel deposits at overburden-rock contact. Observational approach was followed. It was decided to fill the reservoir in stages. Various alternatives were considered to control the underseepage pressures. Relief Wells were installed which proved effective and economical to control the problem. A gravel shell was added on the downstream slope to enhance the stability of the homogeneous section in case of seepage through the body of the dam.