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Author Lewis, B. (Barry), 1942-

Title Farm dams : planning, construction and maintenance / Barry Lewis.

Published Collingwood, Vic. : Landlinks, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  627.8 LEWI    DUE 09-11-19
Physical description vii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 181 -186)
Contents Section 1 Planning 1 -- 1.1 Assessing water needs 1 -- 1.2 Assessment of catchment yield 3 -- 1.3 Dam site selection 8 -- 1.4 Types of farm storages 12 -- 1.5 Dam storage size 19 -- 1.6 Using a dam in drought 24 -- 1.7 Fire fighting 27 -- 1.8 Farm dams and trees 28 -- 1.9 Dam cost justification 28 -- Section 2 Investigation 31 -- 2.1 Soil testing 31 -- 2.2 Site selection criteria 33 -- 2.3 Foundation materials 34 -- 2.4 Embankment materials 35 -- 2.5 Site investigation of materials 37 -- 2.6 Analysis of soil 39 -- 2.7 Location of soil 40 -- 2.8 Unsuitable material 41 -- Section 3 Design 43 -- 3.1 Items that need to be considered 44 -- 3.2 Flood flow estimation 52 -- 3.3 Outlet structures 54 -- 3.4 Pipelines through embankments 59 -- 3.5 Earth and water computations 63 -- 3.6 Estimate of costs 68 -- Section 4 Documentation 71 -- 4.1 Collation of plans and specification 71 -- 4.2 Collecting basic design data 72 -- 4.3 Assembly of data 74 -- 4.4 Construction documents and drawings 74 -- 4.5 Final review and approval 75 -- Section 5 Construction 77 -- 5.1 Approval for dam building 77 -- 5.2 Selecting your dam builders 79 -- 5.3 How to build a dam 81 -- 5.4 Steps in constructing a dam 81 -- 5.5 Compaction 85 -- 5.6 Soil moisture 87 -- 5.7 Allowance for settlement 88 -- 5.8 Equipment 88 -- 5.9 Installation of outlet pipe 92 -- 5.10 Checking for compliance with standards 93 -- 5.11 Final inspection and measurements 95 -- Section 6 Maintenance 97 -- 6.1 Safety surveillance 97 -- 6.2 Inspection procedures 99 -- 6.3 Causes of dam failures 103 -- 6.4 Dam leakage 116 -- Section 7 Water 121 -- 7.1 Water quantity 121 -- 7.2 Water quality 122 -- 7.3 Water treatment for human consumption 125 -- 7.4 Algae in farm water supplies 126 -- 7.5 Salt in dam water 129 -- Section 8 Ecology 133 -- 8.1 Wildlife and plants in dams 133 -- 8.2 Water plants in dams 138 -- 8.3 Using herbicides near water 141 -- 8.4 Vegetation on and around dams 142 -- 8.5 Yabbies 142 -- Section 9 Commercial 145 -- 9.1 Fish farming 146 -- 9.2 Yabby farming 149 -- 9.3 Native fauna and total ecosystem management 151 -- 9.4 Licensing process 153 -- Section 10 Legal 155 -- 10.1 Legal and policy aspects in Australia 155 -- 10.2 Liability 158 -- 10.3 Responsibility of dam owners 159 -- 10.4 Dam failure 161 -- 10.5 Designer and earthmoving contractor(s) 164 -- 10.6 Property insurance 165 -- Appendix 1 A glossary of terminology 167 -- Appendix 2 Engineering specification for an earth-fill farm dam 172 -- Appendix 3 Metric and imperial conversion tables 178.
Subject Dams -- Design and construction.
ISBN 0643065768 $49.95