Accession Number:

AD0756349

Title:

Review of Observations from Hydrostatic Pressure Measuring Devices, Wappapello Dam, Wappapello, Missouri

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The study reported herein is one of a number of similar studies of foundation and soil mechanics features of completed structures in the Lower Mississippi Valley Division. Wappapello Dam was designed by and built under the supervision of the Memphis District, CE. Construction was begun in September 1938 and completed in May 1941. Observations of piezometers and hydrostatic pressure cells were made during construction and have been continued to date. Measurements of seepage emerging from the toe drainage system for the dam were made in 1941, 1942, and 1945. This report contains analyses of seepage and hydrostatic pressure data obtained since 1941 and an evaluation of the safety of the foundation downstream of the dam with respect to uplift.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE