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Reservoir Rim Stability

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The stability of the reservoir rim and surrounding hillsides should be assessed during design and monitored during and after construction. In some instances, filling of a reservoir causes instabilities in the reservoir rim. In extreme cases, these instabilities have proven disastrous to the safety of the dam and reservoir.


Learn more about the need to assess the stability of the dam foundation and other nearby geologic features (

Learn about the disastrous landslide into the reservoir at Vajont Dam (

Learn more about the failure of Vajont Dam disaster in 1963 due to rim instability.


Revision ID: 7616
Revision Date: 08/03/2023