Accession Number:

ADA106447

Title:

National Dam Safety Program. Buick Mine Tailings Dam (MO 30162), White River Basin, Reynolds County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODWARD-CLYDE CONSULTANTS CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Buick Mine Tailings Dam, Missouri Inventory Number 30162, was inspected. Buick Mine Tailings Dam is classified as a large dam based on its present height of 141 ft. The maximum storage capacity is approximately 19,300 ac-ft. The large dam classification criteria are height over 100 ft, or storage capacity over 50,000 ac-ft. The St Louis District SLD, Corps of Engineers, has classified this dam as having a high hazard potential. The SLD estimated damage zone length extends 16 mi downstream of the dam. Within this estimated damage zone are approximately 25 dwellings, a lake and dam MO 31142, and the town of Edgehill. The contents of a portion of the estimated damage zone were verified by aerial reconnaissance. Our visual inspection and evaluation of available data indicate the dam is in generally good condition. The slopes of the dam showed no evidence of movement or instability. No evidence was noted of cracking, settlement, animal burrows, or sinkhole development, although it should be noted these observations were made during construction of the dam. No seepage was noted through the embankment or abutments.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE