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Interaction of dams and landslides

Robert L. Schuster

Interaction of dams and landslides

case studies and mitigation

by Robert L. Schuster

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dam failures -- Case studies,
  • Dam failures -- Prevention,
  • Hazard mitigation -- Case studies,
  • Landslides,
  • Landslides -- West (U.S.),
  • Dams -- West (U.S.)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-49).

    Statementby Robert L. Schuster.
    GenreCase studies.
    SeriesProfessional paper -- 1723
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC550.2 .S38 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 107 p. :
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16743343M
    LC Control Number2006474167

    This chapter presents the importance of geotechnical engineering on the site selection, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of earth-rock dams and earth structures; it emphasizes the geotechnical engineering work related to dam safety during the operation stage. Preliminary geological studies required to select the best dam site are described : Raúl Flores-Berrones, Norma Patricia López-Acosta. Rockslides and rock avalanches in the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union are discussed in detail for the first time in an English-language book. These landslides include the Usoi rockslide, that dammed 75 km-long Lake Sarez, and the Khait rock avalanche that may have killed up . It fell into the reservoir of the Vajont Dam, producing an enormous wave of at least 50 million cubic meters of water. The dam, completed in and one of the biggest in the world at the time, did not suffer any serious damage. However, flooding destroyed several villages in .


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Interaction of dams and landslides by Robert L. Schuster Download PDF EPUB FB2

By means of a literature search, technical interviews, and field inventory, I have located large (at least 10 m high) dams worldwide that directly interact with landslides; that is, they have been built on pre-existing landslides or have been subjected to landslide activity during or after construction.

Of the dams, are earthfill, 23 are rockfill, and 18 are earthfill-rockfill; these are flexible dam types that generally perform better on the possibly unstable foundations provided by landslides than do more rigid concrete dams.

Any pre-existing landslides that might impinge on the foundation or abutments of a dam should be carefully investigated. Get this from a library.

Interaction of dams and landslides: case studies and mitigation. [Robert L Schuster]. Introduction describes briefly main problems that are highlighted in the papers selected for the C9 session of the WLF3 “Natural dams and landslides in reservoirs”. Various aspects of interaction between water bodies and surrounding slopes and of the stability of natural and artificial dams are discussed.

Definition. Landslide dams are formed by landslide (see entry Landslide) deposits or moving landslides which block a permanent or ephemeral water course leading to the formation of a natural reservoir which fills with water and/or sediments. The term quake lake is used in the case that the landslide was triggered seismically.

A landslide dam, therefore, is the result of a landslide of any form whose runout and interaction with local topography allows its deposits to form a barrier that can hold back water above ‘normal’ river : Xuanmei Fan, Anja Dufresne, Srikrishnan Siva Subramanian, Alexander Strom, Reginald Hermanns, Carlo.

Abstract. The natural blockage of river channels by landslide debris gives rise to a range of potentially adverse processes including complete or partial damming, backwater inundation and sedimentation, Interaction of dams and landslides book outbursts of impounded lake waters, and downstream river.

The Landslide Handbook— A Guide to Understanding Landslides By Lynn M. Highland, United States Geological Survey, and Peter Bobrowsky, Geological Survey of Canada Circular U.S. Department of the Interior U.S.

Geological SurveyFile Size: 4MB. Landslides - edited by John J. Clague August Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Landslides. behaviour and velocity characteristics of a complex deep-seated crystalline rockslide system in relation to its interaction with a dam reservoir.

Engineering Geology, The study, recently obtained by Toronto-based Probe International, supports Chinese press reports and anecdotal evidence from Chinese citizens living in the vicinity of the Three Gorges Dam, and helps to explain the numerous landslides that have caused havoc in.

Get this from a library. Interaction of dams and landslides--case studies and mitigation. [Robert L Schuster; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Schuster R.L. Interaction of dams and landslides - case studies and mitigation. - Reston: U.S. Geological Survey, - v, p.: ill.

Оглавление / Contents: Abstract 3 Summary of Data. 3 Selected Case Histories of Dams on Landslides (by Landslide Type. Recent Landslides Erosion-based analysis of breaching of Baige landslide dams on the Jinsha River, China, in Limin Zhang, Te Xiao, Jian He, Chen Chen Pages Understanding the causes and effects of earthquake-induced landslide dams.

Book A better understanding of the interactions between landslide hazard and social vulnerability through the hazard Author: Xuanmei Fan. Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions.

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and.

Cambridge Core - Geomorphology and Physical Geography - Landslides - edited by Interaction of dams and landslides book J. Clague. Earth Systems Interactions. Environmental science studies the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment, including their effects on all types of organisms.

Earth science (also known as geoscience), is an inclusive term for all sciences related to Earth (geology, meteorology, oceanography, etc). A landslide dam or barrier lake is a natural damming of a river by some kind of landslides, such as debris flows and rock avalanches, or by volcanic eruptions.

If the damming landslides are caused by an earthquake, it may also be called a quake lake. Some landslide dams are as high as the largest existing artificial dam. Landslides and Landslide dams caused by the Kaikoura Earthquake.

One hazard we don’t often get an opportunity to talk about at GeoNet is landslides. That’s a good thing, we aren’t complaining. But with the M Kaikoura Earthquake, landslides and land deformation have been at the forefront of risk to communities living in North Canterbury.

A Guide to Understanding Landslides. this book. Thanks also to those who gave permission to use their previously published text, photographs and graphics and to those authors of landslide research and information whose painstaking work was crucial to its completion.

We thank the Geological Survey of Canada, and the landslide dam. Landslides falling into reservoirs can generate very large water waves. A well-known case is the m high wave that in overtopped Twenty-Sixth International Congress on Large Dams / Vingt-Sixième Congrès International des Grands Barrages book.

4th - 6th JulyVienna, Austria Author: Jose A. Vasquez. Landslides and large dams – there may be trouble ahead Posted by Dave Petley Yesterday I posted for the second time on the extraordinary landslide problem that has developed at the Laxiwa HEP station in China.

This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with Landslide processes, including: field data and monitoring techniques, prediction and forecasting of landslide occurrence, regional landslide inventories and dating studies, modeling of slope instabilities and secondary hazards (e.g.

impulse waves and landslide-induced tsunamis, landslide dam failures and breaching), hazard and. China’s damming of the river: A policy in disguise. By on Septem • (1 Comment) China’s dam-building spree on the Tibetan Plateau has given Beijing immense leverage as controller of the region’s “blue gold” and with that power comes responsibility.

This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the sixth: 1.

Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Type VI dams (3%) involve one or more failure surfaces that extend under the stream or valley and emerge on the opposite valley side.

Many landslide dams fail shortly after formation. In our sample of 73 documented landslide-dam failures, 27% of the landslide dams failed less than 1 day after formation, and about 50% failed within 10 by: It has affected both the safety of people and that of constructions such as buildings, roads and dams.

In order to prevent, assess consequences of or mitigate landslides, a good understanding of the phenomenon is vital. This reference book gives a full and well-illustrated treatment of the mechanisms leading to slope movements and : Serge Leroueil.

Longevity of dams from landslides with sub-channel rupture surfaces, Peace River region, Canada. We examined seven landslide dams and their changes over time in the Peace River region of Canada.

These landslides had subchannel rupture surfaces in glacial and glaciolacustrine sediments. We assessed the sta. Key words: landslide, dam, reservoir, precipitation, loss INTRODUCTION The Vajont landslide represents the most im-portant example of a dam-related landslide that caused loss of life.

Whilst details about the mechanisms of failure remain controversial, the failure sequence and causes are well-documented, as are the consequences. As a “starting zone” and “amplifier” of global climate change, the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau is very responsive to climate change.

The global temperature rise has led directly to an acceleration of glacial melting in the plateau and various glacier avalanche disasters have frequently occurred.

The landslide caused by glacier avalanches will damage the surrounding environment, causing Author: Huicong Jia, Fang Chen, Donghua Pan. Over the past decade there has been a gradual shift away from simply relying on engineering solutions to individual landslide problems, to the use of a variety of strategies to manage the problems over a broad area.

Such alternative strategies include the use of building codes, land use planning controls, preventing water leakage, early warning systems and insurance book addresses 5/5(1).

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. From the Past to the Future, Two Volumes + CD-ROM Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes, 30 June - 4 JulyXi'an, China, 1st Edition.

Four landslides of different sizes had occurred in along the main paved road between Dukan – Surdash. The landslides are within the Kometan Formation, which consist mainly of well bedded and jointed marly limestone.

The landslides are located in a narrow syncline trending NW – SE in between Khalikan and Kalo anticlines. The main reason of the landslides is the haphazard road cuts Author: Varoujan K. Siakian, Sarhang A.

Omer, Diyar Salah A kind of landslide and collapse disaster may be accompanied by other landslide and collapse disasters; or after the first kind of landslide disaster, another new kind of landslide disaster may be induced, that is, the first kind of landslide disaster reverted from the initial “damage ring” to the later “hazard inducing ring” [36,37,38].Author: Huicong Jia, Fang Chen, Donghua Pan.

The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: environment, processes, issues, and : Hardcover.

Sassa et aI., ). However, the ecology of landslides (the interaction of organisms with the landslide environment) has received surprisingly little attention, given the dramatic influences that landslides have on the envi­ ronment.

Less than 1% of papers published on landslides between and address ecology (Web of Science, ). The median value of the average displacement of the landslides was m from March to Maym from May to July, and m from July to September. The top of the Yarlung Zangbo River landslide dam had a large landslide from 5 January to 8 June [37,40].

The snow-covered sediment was transported to the Yarlung Zangbo River Author: Huicong Jia, Fang Chen, Donghua Pan. Intense stress caused by anthropogenic activities such as construction of dams and roads and houses too have increased the frequency of landslides.

Himalayas lying in border has seen more roads constructed because of defense considerations. Also, the untapped hydroelectric potenital has encouraged the government to look for more projects. The Usoi Dam is a natural landslide dam along the Murghab River in Tajikistan. At metres (1, ft) high, it is the tallest dam in the world, either natural or man-made.

The dam was created on Februwhen the Ms Sarez earthquake caused a massive landslide that blocked the flow of the river. The dam is formed Country: Tajikistan. The Three Gorges Dam has created a giant kilometre reservoir, the water level and expanse of which change throughout the year, and this has two worrying consequences, said Yang.

First, the banks of the reservoir are subjected to frequent changes, increasing the chances of landslides. Three Gorges Dam, dam on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) just west of the city of Yichang in China.

The largest dam in the world, it allows the navigation of oceangoing freighters, generates hydroelectric power, and may offer flood protection.

Learn more about Three Gorges Dam.Failure prediction of landslide dams is a very important aspect of landslide disaster reduction. This paper presents the results of a. Skip to main content. T&F logo. Search: Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice book.

Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (Napoli, Italy, June )Author: F.W. Wang, Y. Kuwada, A.C. Okeke, M. Hoshimoto, T. Kogure, T.

Sakai, H. Hayashi. Although real catastrophic flooding due to cascade landslide dam failure has not yet been reported, potential cases existed.

In Maya major earthquake in Sichuan Province in China led to the formation of a series of landslide dams (Cui et al., ). These dams might fail due to the continuing inflow from the upstream, and induce Cited by: