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Design Standards No. 13: Embankment Dams (Ch. 13: Seismic Analysis and Design)

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The United States Bureau of Reclamation, 2015

The Bureau of Reclamation design standards present technical requirements and processes to enable design professionals to prepare design documents and reports necessary to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Compliance with these design standards assists in the development and improvement of Reclamation facilities in a way that protects the public's health, safety, and welfare; recognizes needs of all stakeholders; and achieves lasting value and functionality necessary for Reclamation facilities. Responsible designers accomplish this goal through compliance with these design standards and all other applicable technical codes, as well as incorporation of the stakeholders’ vision and values, that are then reflected in the constructed facilities. The procedures contained in this chapter are applicable to the seismic analysis and design of embankment dams constructed or evaluated by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Revision ID: 5940
Revision Date: 12/17/2022