Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: January 12, 2012
Huntington North Dam is an earthfill dam with a foundation consisting of clay, silt, sand and gravel. Samples of the foundation materials will be taken for evaluation of the potential for liquefaction during a seismic event. Liquefaction occurs during an earthquake when the packed foundation materials act like liquid and lose their supporting strength, compromising the structural integrity of the dam. The results of the field investigation, which is expected to continue through the spring, will be evaluated to determine if seismic retrofit corrective work is required.
Huntington North Dam, a feature of the Emery County Project, was constructed between 1965-1966. Water stored in the reservoir is delivered to the Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company's pipelines and laterals. The pipelines were recently installed as part of Reclamation’s Huntington-Cleveland Salinity Control Project.
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