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Mystery of Mosul Dam the Most Dangerous Dam in the World: Experts Proposals and Ideas on Mosul Dam
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Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.
Consultant Geologist, Erbil.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 79-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During and after the construction of Mosul Dam, in Iraq, all the studies expressed a clear concern on the fact that the region of the dam suffers from extensive presence of soluble rock formations that might undermine the safety of the dam with its large reservoir. Most of the studies dealt with foundation treatment and safety hazards due to the dissolution of gypsum and anhydrite. To overcome the problem, grouting operations were performed. The seepage of water continued and this highlighted the possibility of the dam failure. Different grouting techniques and methods were suggested but the results were the same. Finally, it was decided to limit the maximum operation water level to EL. 319 m (a.s.l.) instead of EL.330 m (a.s.l.). This recommendation has remained in force up to now with the loss of sizable storage of irrigation water and power potential

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2015. Vol. 5, no 3, p. 79-93
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Soil Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13372Local ID: c97b6743-1071-4de0-8cf8-12419a9fe0b6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-13372DiVA, id: diva2:986325
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; Bibliografisk uppgift: Special Issue: Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World; 20150505 (nadhir)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved

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