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Jackson Lake, WY: Jackson Lake Dam Rehabilitation

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The rehabilitation of the Jackson Lake Dam included a 110 foot deep cutoff wall and a system of 60 foot deep honeycomb cells as liquefaction protection and foundation for the dam. Excavated dimensions were as follows: trench area - 500,000 ft2; maximum depth - 110 feet. and a width of 2.5 feet. Geo-Con served as the subcontractor to National Projects, Inc. and performed nearly 100% of the project. Geo-Con constructed the cutoff wall and foundation portions of the project based on the superior technical merit of Deep Soil Mixing (DSM). The DSM material was a mixture of water, soil, cement and a small proportion of bentonite. The foundation materials were alluviums with a variety of sand, silt and clay. Soil-cement strengths were designed for 100 to 200 psi shear strength. The project was successfully and satisfactorily completed slightly ahead of the original schedule.



 

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