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Overtopping performance of earthen dams during record flooding in Columbia, South Carolina
Contributor:Crookston, B.; Hepler, T. E.
South Carolina experienced what has been described as a 1,000-year flood on October 4 and 5, 2015. Widespread rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin pounded the state's capital city, Columbia, with over 20 inches of rain recorded ...
Root causes of tailings dam overtopping : the economics of risk & consequence
Contributor:Bowker, Lindsay Newland; Chambers, David M.
This paper examines overtopping failures of embankments at tailings impoundments from 1915-2015 and compares the severity of consequence for overtopping failures to that of other causes of failure. We find that the ...
ACB armoring potential failure modes at dam embankments and spillways
Contributor:Schweiger, Paul; Shaffer, Darin; Nadeau, Jim
Over the past 26 years numerous embankment dams and earth-cut spillways in the United States have been armored using Articulating Concrete Blocks (ACBs) to provide erosion protection. Several dams and spillways armored ...