A technical session is being held as part of the GSA Sectional meeting that is co-sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Sacramento Section. The abstract is posted below and please note that the abstract deadline is 19 Feb.
2013 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting
20-22 May 2013, Fresno, CA
T11. The Engineering Geology of Transporting Water in the Western United
Cosponsors: GSA Engineering Geology Division and Association of Environmental and
Engineering Geologists (San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Sacramento Section).
Jerome V. De Graff, USDA Forest Service, jdegraff csufresno.edu.
Description: Throughout the western United States, many miles of canals,
pipelines, penstocks, and other water conveyances exist. These vital conveyances
sustain irrigated agriculture, municipal water supply, industrial operations, and
hydroelectric power generation and are built across a geologically diverse
landscape, making them vulnerable to breaching due to earthquakes, landslides,
and foundation soil conditions. This technical session will consider potential
sources of failure, describe the environmental impacts of breaching, and examine
efforts to address the vulnerability of these important engineering works.
Abstract deadline: 19 Feb. 2013
Be sure to indicate the abstract is for session T11 during submission process.