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Title: In situ seismic investigation of Folsom Dam and Reservoir Project
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Sacramento District.
Llopis, José L.
Keywords: Dams
Folsom Dam, California
Folson Dam and Reservoir Project
Geophysical investigations
Seismology
Geology
Seismic refraction method
Dam Safety
Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, California
Abstract: An in situ geophysical investigation consisting of surface refraction, surface vibratory, downhole and crosshole seismic tests was performed at the man-made water retaining structures at Folsom Dam and Reservoir Project, located on the American River approximately 23 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA. More specifically the investigation was performed at Dike 5, the Right and Left Wing Dams, and at Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam. The investigation was conducted to obtain compression-, shear-, and Rayleigh-wave (P-, S-,and R-wave) velocities as a function of depth within the dike and dams and their underlying foundations for input to the seismic stability analysis of these earthen retaining structures.
Issue Date: Sep-1989
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-89-10.
Description: Technical Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12670
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