Post-earthquake surveys of dams

November 4, 2016  
Filed under Field Team Blog, Geotechnical Structures

On October 19, 2016, Eng. Francesca Bozzoni of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering section, led by Prof. Carlo G. Lai, took part on behalf of EUCENTRE and the team of GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance) Association in the surveys carried out at the dams located in the area affected by the August 24, 2016 earthquake. Jointly with the team of the AFPS (French Association for Earthquake Engineering), technical visits of four dams, i.e. Scandarello dam and the dams which impound Campotosto lake, that are Poggio Cancelli, Sella Pedicate, and Rio Fucino, were carried out under the supervision of technical staff of the dams owner.

The carried out activities are illustrated in the section regarding dams of the GEER report Ver2.

For further details, see the page dedicated to the event in the website of GEER Association.

Photograph taken during the survey of Scandarello dam, the closest dam to the epicenter of the August 24, 2016 earthquake.

Photograph taken during the survey of Scandarello dam, the closest dam to the epicenter of the August 24, 2016 earthquake.

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