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Failure of Teton Dam a report of findings by Teton Dam Failure Review Group (U.S.)

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Research Center, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Denver, Colo, Washington .
Written in English


  • Dam failures -- Idaho -- Teton Dam,
  • Teton Dam (Idaho)

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Department of Interior Teton Dam Failure Review Group (IRG) was composed of representatives from Soil Conservation Service, Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, and Tennessee Valley Authority

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Pagination775 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages775
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14206684M

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Report to U.S. Department of the Interior and State of Idaho on Failure of Teton Dam Independent Panel to Review Cause of Teton Dam by Independent Panel to Review Cause of Teton Dam and a great selection of related books, art . • PRIMARY CONCLUSIONS Teton Dam was constructed as specified and failed as the result of inadequate protection of the zone 1 impervious core material from internal erosion. The most probable physical mode of failure was cracking of zone 1 material that allowed the initiation of erosion ; however, the erosion could have. examines the Teton Dam failure, specifically the discovery of the problem at the dam, attempts to fix the problem, decision to notify local public safety authorities, disseminating the warning, and public response to the Size: KB.   “The dam has busted,” Don Ellis said on Rexburg station KRXK. As the world soon learned, the foot-high Teton Dam had broken in half. Its collapse sent a wall of water through the Teton River canyon, north of the town of Newdale in Fremont County.

Pacific Northwest Region. On June 5, , Teton Dam in southeastern Idaho catastrophically failed. Early that Saturday morning, bulldozer operators tried in vain to plug seepage holes on the downstream face of the dam. By 11 a.m., a torrent of water ripped through the dam, releasing more than one million cubic feet per second. On 5 June , the Teton dam, located on the Teton river in Idaho, US, failed, releasing a wall of water that was reported to be m high. Fourteen people died as a result of the flood and large areas of cropland were destroyed, along with livestock and buildings downstream.