Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

A general philosophy of the role of engineering geology and engineering geophysics in seepage assessment is presented. Practical application of this philosophy is illustrated by a case history. A large dike continues to have anomalous seepage in spite of pre-construction and postconstruction grouting. The dike is founded over a graben of cavernous limestone with about a 200-ft. vertical offset along the bounding fault zones, which are horizontally separated by about 1000 ft. Objectives of the seepage assessment program were to define the geological and hydrological conditions beneath the dike in sufficient detail to allow rational remedial planning. Integration of results of a geophysical investigation with the overall assessment program is emphasized: preliminary interpretation of the geophysical results is used to site new piezometers; detailed analysis of the geophysical results is used to site exploratory borings; feedback from exploratory borings and new piezometers is used to refine geophysical interpretation.

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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Comprehensive Seepage Assessment: Beaver Dam, Arkansas

A general philosophy of the role of engineering geology and engineering geophysics in seepage assessment is presented. Practical application of this philosophy is illustrated by a case history. A large dike continues to have anomalous seepage in spite of pre-construction and postconstruction grouting. The dike is founded over a graben of cavernous limestone with about a 200-ft. vertical offset along the bounding fault zones, which are horizontally separated by about 1000 ft. Objectives of the seepage assessment program were to define the geological and hydrological conditions beneath the dike in sufficient detail to allow rational remedial planning. Integration of results of a geophysical investigation with the overall assessment program is emphasized: preliminary interpretation of the geophysical results is used to site new piezometers; detailed analysis of the geophysical results is used to site exploratory borings; feedback from exploratory borings and new piezometers is used to refine geophysical interpretation.