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Problems on damsites and reservoirs in karstic areas with some considerations as to their solution

  • Erguvanli K. 
IAEG Symposium “Engineering Geological Problems in Hydrotechnical Contruction”, Tbilisi (USSR), 12–19 September 1979 Problems of dam Construction and Operation of Reservoirs under Conditions of Karst and High-Permeability Carbonate Rocks General Report Panel Report
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Summary

In this article some typical examples of damsites and reservoirs with specific problems related to karstic and soluble rocks are presented which have been investigated or are under study in Turkey and in other parts of the world, and an identification of the problems is given. Remedial measures taken and treatment methods chosen to overcome the instability and leakage of the dams on karstic limestone formations are also mentioned.

Keywords

Diaphragm Wall Jurassic Limestone TENNESSEE Valley Authority Dolomitic Lime Karstic Limestone 

Problemes sur des sites de barrages et retenues en regions karstiques et quelques considerations en vue de leur solution

Résumé

Dans cet article, on présente quelques examples typiques de barrages et réservoirs ayant des problèmes spécifiques dus à des roches karstiques et solubles, qui ont été étudiés ou sont en cours d'étude en Turquie et ailleurs dans le monde, ainsi que les problèmes posés. Les mesures prises pour y remédier et les méthodes de traitement choisies pour surmonter l'instabilité et les pertes d'eau des barrages sur des formations karstiques calcaires y sont aussi mentionnées.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erguvanli K. 
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  1. 1.Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Department, Mining FacultyIstanbul Technical University, MaçkaIstanbulTurkey

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