Canal Inspection Methods Literature Review Final Peer Review

Project ID: 7676
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Johnson
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2015
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are the practical and cost effective methods used to improve detection and evaluation of canal seepage sources and paths

Need and Benefit

This research summarizes existing knowledge about void and seepage detection methods applied to canal channels. It compiles available field investigation methods that are useful for canal seepage and void detection and evaluation, including visual methods, geophysical survey techniques, and nondestructive inspection methods. The varied techniques identified through the literature search have been evaluated for cost effectiveness, accuracy, practicality for large scale use, and other factors.

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Research Products

Not Reviewed

The following documents were not reviewed. Statements made in these documents are those of the authors. The findings have not been verified.

Canal Inspection Methods Literature Review (final, PDF, 4.3MB)
By Nathaniel Gee, Jennifer Johnson, Julia Pierko, Colleen Dwyer
Report completed on April 22, 2015

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.


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