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Geoscience Library of Applied Technology

– Water

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Water is represented in this COLLECTION from the standpoint of a most important resource by which Engineering Geology and its sub-discipline Hydrogeology, serve to “specify” (as opposed to the Engineer’s role of “design) the geological conditions under which water is to be found as a resource or by way of its recovery for use by people. Includes applications to support all manner of engineered works to collect, store, convey and distribute water as a resource of in the lives of people. Note: This Collection does not deal with Flood Mitigation, Water Quality or Environmental Protection applications of Engineering Geologic input.

 

Groundwater as a Resource
This section deals with specifying the geologic controls under which groundwater occurs, regionally to site-specific, as the science input toward various forms of engineered design for various human-sustenance uses or purpose.

Surface Water as a Resource
This section deals with specifying the geologic controls under which surface water occurs, collects and is gravitationally transported in nature, regionally to site-specific, as the science input toward various forms of engineered design for various human-sustenance uses or purposes.

Water Resource Management Systems
Includes geologic studies and other forms of input, for engineered design of national through individual watershed systems designed to gather, store, transport and manage water as a natural resource.

Hydroelectric Power Houses
Foundation conditions, to include power tunnels and tailraces.

Water Retention Facilities – Dams; Concrete Gravity
Geologic siting investigations.

Water Retention Facilities – Dams; Rock and Earth-Rock
Geologic siting investigations; rock-fill suitability.

Water Retention Facilities – Dams; Earthen
Geologic siting investigations; earth-fill suitability.

Water Retention Facilities – Spillway Suitability
Geologic evaluation of unlined spillways under Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) discharge.

Water Storage Facilities – Reservoirs
Mainly concerned with prevention of bottom leakage, sidewall stability, geologic sources of sediment, and reservoir-induced seismicity.

Canals for Water Transport/Conveyance
Includes avoidance/mitigation of leakage, deformation from subsidence, and impacts of surrounding hill slopes in terms of stability impacts on canal integrity.

Tunnels for Water Transport/Conveyance
Specific utilization for water conveyance other than as power tunnels.

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