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Frozen Earth Dam

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Frozen Earth Dam
Description This view of the downstream face of the frozen earth dam shows how it closed the mouth of the deep crevice in the east side bedrock, and blocked further movement of the clay slope which persisted in flowing into the construction area. Three miles of 1 1\2" pipe placed inside the same amount of 3" pipe allowed construction engineers to circulate brine at zero degrees to freeze the moving earth. Engineers placed 377 freezing points 2 1/2 ft. apart, each had a 1 1/4" freezing radius, to form an arch dam 110 feet long, 45 feet deep, and 20 feet thick. (Clifford R. Koester. A History of the Columbia Basin Project II, 159)
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Trestle construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Trestles--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete--Formwork--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Foundations--Design and construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Landslides--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Concrete; Excavation; Ice Dam
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p161.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1016
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 161)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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