Lecture 24

Lecture 24 - The Teton Dam 44 miles northeast of Idaho...

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Water esources Resources Engineering - Lecture 24 The Teton Dam, 44 miles northeast of Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho, failed abruptly on une 5 1976 It released nearly 300 000 acre Prepared by T. Wagener & P. Reed Penn State University June 5, 1976. It released nearly 300,000 acre feet of water, then flooded farmland and towns downstream with the eventual loss of 14 lives, directly or indirectly, and with a cost estimated 1 to be nearly $1 billion. http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/sylvester/Teton%20Dam/welcome_dam.html
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ontent Content ata Analysis 1. Data Analysis 2. Probability Concepts 3. Commonly Used Probability Distributions 4. Hydrologic Design for Water Excess Management 5. Hydrologic Frequency Analysis 2
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Hydrologic/Flood Frequency Analysis 3
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olsom Dam Folsom Dam • The dam is 340 feet high and 1,400 feet long. • There is enough concrete in the dam to build a sidewalk inches thick by 3 feet (4 inches thick by 3 feet wide) from San Francisco to New York. • The dam weighs 2,343,000 tons but it is 40% hollow inside. sde • Folsom Dam is located about 23 miles northeast of 4 Sacramento.
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seful? Useful? 1955, during the construction phase and in In 1955, during the construction phase and in 1964 and 1986, Folsom Dam saved the Sacramento area from major flooding when torrential rain and heavy snows fell in the Sierra Nevada/American River Basin. • Up to February 1986, the estimated flood savings totaled $438 million . In February 1986, olsom Dam prevented an estimated 4 7 billion Folsom Dam prevented an estimated $4.7 billion in flood damages.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course C E 361 taught by Professor Reed,patrickmichwalters,geoffrey during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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Lecture 24 - The Teton Dam 44 miles northeast of Idaho...

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