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The formation and failure of natural dams

John E. Costa

The formation and failure of natural dams

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor] in Vancouver, Wash, Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Landslide dams.,
  • Glaciers -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Moraines -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Dam failures.,
  • Floods.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John E. Costa and Robert L. Schuster.
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey open-file report ;, 87-392
    ContributionsSchuster, Robert L., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC543 .C67 1987
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationv, 39 p.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1985050M
    LC Control Number90600272


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Clague, J.J. and Evans, S.G. () Formation and failure of natural dams in the Canadian Cordillera, Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin35 pp. Google Scholar Clerici, A. and Perego, S. () Simulation of the Parma River blockage by the Corniglio landslide (Northern Italy), Geomorphol 1–Cited by: In the last one hundred years, a number of catastrophic events associated with rockslide dam formation and failure have occurred in the mountain regions of the world.

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

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Qian, () reported that all human’s production activities could only be carried out with water. The failure of the Baldwin Hills Dam and Reservoir can be partially attributed to the fact that it was built upon a fault system and was located near an oil field where the underground injection of pressurized liquid occurred.

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Appendix B: Database of Cases of Failures of Landslide Dams. Limin Zhang. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.

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