Accession Number:

ADA230279

Title:

Seismic Stability Evaluation of Folsom Dam and Reservoir Project. Report 4. Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

The man-made water retaining structures at the Folsom Dam and Reservoir Project, located on the American River about 20 miles upstream of the City of Sacramento, California, have been evaluated for their seismic safety in the event of a Magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurring on the East Branch of the Bear Mountains Fault Zone at a distance of about 15 km. This report documents the Phase I study of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, one of the zoned embankment dams at the Folsom Project. The evaluation process involved extensive review of construction records, field and laboratory investigations, and analytical studies. It has been determined that Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam will not perform satisfactorily. Remedial or hazard-mitigating action is recommended. A Phase II study which consists of additional field investigation and analyses to determine the lateral extent of remedial action necessary is documented in AD-A201 228.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE