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National Dam Safety Technical Seminar #19: Filters, Drains, & Geotextiles

Presentations and papers from the National Dam Safety Technical Seminar #19 "Filters, Drains, and Geotextiles in Dams and Levees" held February 22 - 23, 2012 at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD:

  1. History of Graded Filters - Dr. John Schmertmann, P.E. (pdf, 1470 KB)
  2. Geotextile Filter Failures - Dr. Robert Koerner, P.E., NAE (pdf, 4585 KB)
  3. Fundamental Function of Filters (Paper) - Jim Talbot, P.E. (pdf, 3513 KB)
  4. Fundamental Function of Filters (PowerPoint Slides) - Jim Talbot, P.E. (pdf, 5896 KB)
  5. FEMA Filter Manual - Mark Pabst, P.E. (pdf, 3929 KB)
  6. Filter Design Example - Noah Vroman, P.E. (pdf, 1666 KB)
  7. Seepage-Related Failure Modes - Dr. Kevin Richards, P.E. (pdf, 1204 KB)
  8. Geotextiles in Embankment Dams - Mike Gobla, P.E. (pdf, 847 KB)
  9. Dams Without Filters - Mike Gobla (pdf, 1025 KB)
  10. How to determine if a Filter is Working Properly (Paper) - Hal Van Aller, P.E. (pdf, 1085 KB)
  11. How to Determine if a Filter is Working Properly (PowerPoint Slides) - Hal Van Aller, P.E. (pdf, 2921 KB)
  12. Top 10 for Chimney Filter/Drain Systems (Paper) - John France, P.E. (pdf, 1732 KB)
  13. Top 10 for Chimney Filter/Drain Systems (PowerPoint Slides) - John France, P.E. (pdf, 1181 KB)
  14. Successes and Failures in the Western Part of Virginia (PowerPoint Slides) - Thomas Roberts, P.E. (pdf, 2600 KB)
  15. Successes and Failures in the Western Part of Virginia (Paper) - Thomas Roberts, P.E. (pdf, 865 KB)
  16. National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Case Histories - Tom Brown, P.E. (pdf, 3191 KB)
  17. Waterbury Dam Filter Injection Case History - Michael Snyder, P.E. (pdf, 2321 KB)
  18. Ohio Case Histories (PowerPoint Slides) - Mia Kannik, P.E. (pdf, 3184 KB)
  19. Ohio Case Histories (Presentation Notes) - Mia Kannik, P.E. (doc, 78 KB)
  20. Case Study - Filter Evaluations for the Hartford Levee System - Kevin DiRocco, P.E. (pdf, 2317 KB)
  21. Challenges of Building Your Filter or Drain - Jim McHenry, P.E. (pdf, 1872 KB)
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