The Designing and Construction of Storage Reservoirs

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byArthur Jacob

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... water-tight banks. The two diagrams, Nos. 6 and 7, may be taken as indicating the system of constructing embankments most generally approved of. The puddle, as will be observed, is carried up to the natural surface of the ground without any batter, and from that point slopes on each side to the top of the bank; qir either side of the puddle is disposed, in concave layers, the most sound and retentive part of the material, and outside of all comes the ordinary earthwork, j As a security against the eroding action of the water, and also against the inroads of vermin, the most desirable, as well as the most usual practice, is to pitch the whole of the inner surface of an embankment with stone, carefully laid by hand. Neglect of this precautiou has led to the destruction of many embankments in other respects securely constructed, and even when ample height of bank above At the present day, it seems incredible that any other opinion should have been entertained. E. S. G. t It may be doubted it' disposing of the material in concave layers is good practice. E. S. G. the surface of highest water was provided. In all ordinarily inclement weather the disturbance of the surface of a reservoir amounts to no more than a mere ripple; but when the surface is of large extent, and a severe storm is blowing, the waves produced are such as to cause reasonable apprehension, and, in fact, have, before now, overtopped the bank and cut it down, till the water flowed over and caused the destruction of the work. In most cases, it will be necessary to leave about 5 ft. between the level of the highest water and the top of the embankment, and never less than 3 ft. A mode of construction not very generally used, but apparently consistent with reason, is that shown in Fig. 7, the emba...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... water-tight banks. The two diagrams, Nos. 6 and 7, may be taken as indicating the system of constructing embankments most genera...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021707877X

ISBN - 13:9780217078771

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