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Farm dams : planning, construction and maintenance

Author: Barry Lewis
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. ; [Great Britain] : Landlinks, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No dam can be guaranteed not to leak or fail in some way, but by taking the right precautions the risk can be reduced to nearly zero. This work provides a practical approach to planning, designing, constructing and maintaining dams for all types and sizes of farming operations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Lewis
ISBN: 0643065768 9780643065765
OCLC Number: 50102251
Description: vii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Section 1. Planning --
1.1 Assessing water needs --
1.2 Assessment of catchment yield --
1.3 Dam site selection --
1.4 Types of farm storages --
1.5 Dam storage size --
1.6 Using a dam in drought --
1.7 Fire fighting --
1.8 Farm dams and trees --
1.9 Dam cost justification --
Section 2. Investigation --
2.1 Soil testing --
2.2 Site selection criteria --
2.3 Foundation materials --
2.4 Embankment materials --
2.5 Site investigation of materials --
2.6 Analysis of soil --
2.7 Location of soil --
2.8 Unsuitable material --
Section 3. Design --
3.1 Items that need to be considered --
3.2 Flood flow estimation --
3.3 Outlet structures --
3.4 Pipelines through embankments --
3.5 Earth and water computations --
3.6 Estimate of costs --
Section 4. Documentation --
4.1 Collation of plans and specification --
4.2 Collecting basic design data --
4.3 Assembly of data --
4.4 Construction documents and drawings --
4.5 Final review and approval --
Section 5. Construction --
5.1 Approval for dam building --
5.2 Selecting your dam builders --
5.3 How to build a dam --
5.4 Steps in constructing a dam --
5.5 Compaction --
5.6 Soil moisture --
5.7 Allowance for settlement --
5.8 Equipment --
5.9 Installation of outlet pipe --
5.10 Checking for compliance with standards --
5.11 Final inspection and measurements Section 6. Maintenance --
6.1 Safety surveillance --
6.2 Inspection procedures --
6.3 Causes of dam failures --
6.4 Dam leakage --
Section 7. Water --
7.1 Water quantity --
7.2 Water quality --
7.3 Water treatment for human consumption --
7.4 Algae in farm water supplies --
7.5 Salt in dam water --
Section 8. Ecology --
8.1 Wildlife and plants in dams --
8.2 Water plants in dams --
8.3 Using herbicides near water --
8.4 Vegetation on and around dams --
8.5 Yabbies --
Section 9. Commercial --
9.1 Fish farming --
9.2 Yabby farming --
9.3 Native fauna and total ecosystem management --
9.4 Licensing process --
Section 10. Legal --
10.1 Legal and policy aspects in Australia --
10.2 Liability --
10.3 Responsibility of dam owners --
10.4 Dam failure --
10.5 Designer and earthmoving contractor(s) --
10.6 Property insurance --
Appendix 1. A glossary of terminology --
Appendix 2. Engineering specification for an earth-fill farm dam --
Appendix 3. Metric and imperial conversion tables --
References and suggested further reading.
Responsibility: Barry Lewis.

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