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NAVFAC 7.01 - Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties, field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters, slope stability and slope protection.

USACE TL 1110-2-569 - Design Guidance for Levee Underseepage. References and preliminary investigation guidelines for analyzing seepage.

USACE TM 5-818-8 - Engineering Use of Geotextiles

USACE EM 1110-2-2200 - Gravity Dam Design. Includes evaluation of existing dams, foundation parameters, concrete properties, loads, stability analysis, structural design considerations, construction considerations and static/ dynamic stress analysis.

USACE EM 1110-2-1902 - Slope Stability. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix, click here.


Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Cold Climate Utilities Manual, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Montreal, 1986. An in-depth publication concerning water facilities. Also has excellent information pertaining to foundations, roadways, runways, dams, earthwork and soil properties.


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