This report on the percolation characteristics of the foundations for
a proposed dam on the St. Louis River is the consequence of discussions concerning
the relative merits of several proposed foundation designs. The study was undertaken at the request of Mr. H. K. Martin of the Oglebay Norton Company to evaluate several proposed foundation designs from the
point of view of safety from deleterious seepage or piping. Estimates of
the uplift pressures and exit gradients based upon flow net analysis were
made to establish the hydraulic stability of the structure.
Anderson, Alvin G..
Percolation Studies For The St. Louis River Storage Dam.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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