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Soil and rock causing engineering geologic problems in Utah

Soil and rock causing engineering geologic problems in Utah

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Published by Utah Dept. of Natural Resources in Salt Lake City .
Written in English

  • Engineering geology

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    Pagination23 p.
    Number of Pages23
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    Open LibraryOL22020221M

    For the detailed measurement and interpretation of soil and rock properties, follow the guidelines provided in Section. D and FHWA-IF, Evaluation of Soil and Rock Properties, Geotechnical Engineering Circular No. 5 (Sabatini, et al., ), except as specifically indicated herein. Engineering Properties of Soil. No-till or low-tillage farming helps to keep soil in place by disturbing the ground as little as possible when planting. Lesson Summary. Soil texture and composition, plus the amount of organic material in a soil, determine a soil’s qualities and fertility. Given enough time, rock is weathered to produce a layered soil, called a soil profile.

    Water Use and Distribution Agricultural water use in the United States by state. In the United States, billion gallons of ground and surface water are withdrawn for use each day, of which 76 billion gallons is fresh state of California accounts for 16% of national groundwater withdrawals.. Utah is the second driest state in the United States behind its neighbor Nevada.   This causes tension at the soil’s surface which results in the formation of a crack. These surface fractures initially open up slowly as the land surface lowers with time. However, during large rainfall events, the cracks tend to open up much more quickly because the water erodes the soil in and around the s: 2.

    The problem is, getting to bedrock can be a doozy. Great swaths of the border feature a hefty layer of loose sediments —dirt, soils, sand—laying atop the bedrock. In some regions the bedrock. Part 2 of the Earth Materials and Processes Module focuses on soils -- how they are classified, their texture and structure, how liquids move through them, and their engineering properties. The module concludes with the effects of land use activities on soil which results in erosion, pollution, and desertification. Rocks, Minerals, & Geologic Processes.

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Engineering-geologic problems are referred to as problem soils and rocks. Geologic and climatic conditions in much of Utah provide a variety localize of tdo widespread occurrences of these materials. This map and accompanying text delineate and describe known areas of problem soil an d rock in Utah.

Soil and rock causing engineering geologic problems in Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Geological Survey, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Mulvey; Utah Geological Survey.; Geological Survey (U.S.).

Problem Soil and Rock Hazards. Hazards resulting from specific soil and/or rock properties, such as collapsible soil, expansive soil and rock, land subsidence and earth fissures, and radon gas are just a few of the effects of problem soil and rock.

These hazards have caused extensive damage to buildings, utilities, and other infrastructure in Utah, resulting in high maintenance and replacement costs when.

Geologic exposures in the Salt Lake City region record a long history of sedimentation and tectonic activity extending back to the Precambrian Era.

Today, the city lies above a deep, sediment-filled basin flanked by two uplifted range blocks, the Wasatch Range and the Oquirrh Mountains. The Wasatch Range is the easternmost expression of major Basin and Range extension in north-central Utah and. ENGINEERING GEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES IN UTAH Edited by WiJJiam R.

Lund UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY soil and rock debris, was recognized in several road cuts these soils may cause foundation problems in some areas. They are not highly susceptible to erosion, but a problem.

The Geological Environment and its Relation with Engineering Geological Factors and Geotechnical Problems Methods and Applications in Engineering Geology Information Sources in Engineering Geology How this Book is Structured Recommended Reading/References.

Chapter 2 – Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology of Sediments hazards and problems, incl1,1dlng earthquakes, faults, seepage, Sl,lbsidenoe, cavities. active and abandoned mines, erosion, and mass soil movement, and an identification of any large landslides or potentially 1,1nstable soil masses which could be aggravated by reservoir flucruations; (iv) A description of the anticipatedFile Size: KB.

the engineering geology of rock slopes in relation to highways and roadways, the investigation and assessment of cut-slope stability, and provides some local case studies as illustrations.

The engineering geologic investigation and assessment of cut-slope stability are pre-requisite to any stabilization measures that might be necessary to ensure. The development of rock engineering 6 As early as the deep level nickel mines near Sudbury were experiencing rockburst problems and a report on these problems was prepared by Morrison in Morrison also worked on rockburst problems in the Kolar gold fields in.

Soluble soil/rock (Karst) - Soil or rock containing minerals which are soluble in water, such as calcium carbonate (principal constituent of limestone), dolomite, and gypsum.

Dissolution of minerals and rocks can cause subsidence and formation of sinkholes. Engineering properties of soil comprises of physical properties, index properties, strength parameters (shear strength parameters), permeability characteris Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.

This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock.

An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges, dams and structures subject to 5/5(1).

GEOLOGIC HAZARDS Chapter 8. Utah State Hazard Mitigation Plan. Page deaths have been reported in Utah from problem soil and rock hazards other than radon gas, they have caused an undetermined, but very significant, amount of infrastructure damage, inconvenience, and resulting negative economic impact.

The Engineering Geology Field Manual, in conjunction with the Engineering Geology Office Manual, forms the basis for the mutually beneficial exchange of ideas by Reclamation geologists. Experienced geologists will find useful reminders and new procedures and special tech­ niques, while less experienced engineering geologists and.

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Primarily directed towards students of geology, this book is useful for even the professional geologist working in Utah. Much new information regarding Utah's geologic past has been discovered in the twenty-two years since the last edition was published, and the updates have added this new information.

On an annual basis, the most widespread and damaging geologic hazard in southwestern Utah is flooding, and the most troublesome construction condition is expansive soil and rock. The devastating floods of January on the Santa Clara and Virgin Rivers provided ample evidence of the destructive power and life-threatening nature of flooding in the area.

Engineering Geology Characterization and hazard zonation of the Meadow Creek landslide affecting State Route 9, part of the Coal Hill landslide complex, western Kane County, Utah Geologic hazards and adverse construction conditions, St. George-Hurricane metropolitan area, Washington County, Utah.


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REDUCING RISKS FROM GEOLOGIC HAZARDS IN UTAH Gary E. Christenson and Michael D. Hylland, Utah Geological Survey Problem: Geologic hazards are natural geologic processes and conditions that pose a risk to humans and their structures.

Catastrophic events such as earthquakes, landslides, rock falls (figures 1 and 2), and floods are the most familiar geologic hazards, but other less.In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of plate tectonic forces, with the largest forming the boundaries between the plates, such as subduction zones or transform faults.Land areas were assigned to map soil categories based upon the type of bedrock that exists beneath them as shown on a geologic map.

In most areas, where soils are produced "in situ," this method of assignment was reasonable. However, some areas are underlain by soils which have been transported by wind, water or ice.