Accession Number : AD0756376

Title :   Review of Soils Design, Construction and Performance Observations John H. Kerr Project (Buggs Island and Island Creek Dams)

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Cunny, R W ; Altschaeffl, A G

PDF Url : AD0756376

Report Date : Aug 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : John H. Kerr project consists of a retaining structure, Buggs Island Dam, and a backwater protection structure, Island Creek Dam. Buggs Island Dam is a concrete gravity control structure 2800 ft long flanked by 19,700 ft of rolled-fill wing and saddle dikes having heights up to 45 ft and containing 1, 200,000 cu yd of earth. The spillway has a capacity of 770,000 cfs. Island Creek Dam is a rolled-fill embankment 2100 ft long, 90 ft high, containing 566, 000 cu yd of earth. Drainage from the protected area is pumped into the reservoir through a 12-ft-diam, reinforced concrete conduit. Details considered and values used in design for foundation permeability, seepage control, embankment stability, and slope protection of the two structures are given.

Descriptors :   *DAMS, DRAINAGE, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), PERMEABILITY, SOIL MECHANICS, STABILIZATION, VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE