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Title: An earth fill dam on permafrost, Hess Creek Dam, Livengood, Alaska
Authors: Callahan Mining Corporation
Kitze, F. F.
Simoni, O. W.
Keywords: Hess Creek Dam, Alaska
Livengood, Alaska
Earth dams
Earth fill dams
Cold regions
Cold weather conditions
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 196.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Hess Creek Dam is a combination hydraulic fill and rolled earth fill structure containing about 479,000 cu yd of earth fill. A steel sheet pile cutoff wall runs along the base centerline. A 48-in.-diam metal pipe outlet with control gate.was installed through the embankment at one end and a spillway 1300 ft long and 100 ft wide was built to accommodate flood flow. The performance and present condition of the dam suggest that construction of earth fill embankments on permafrost is feasible and practical. The embankment appears to have had little or no detrimental effect on the underlying permafrost. The refrigeration system installed at the base of the embankment seems to have accomplished its purpose of refreezing foundation soil thawed during the summer construction period. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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