March 20, 2014
Speaker:Henry A. Russell Jr. P.E. P.G. Senior VP, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Topic:The Eagle Mountain Dam Restoration Project - Ft. Worth, Texas
Abstract:The Eagle Mountain dam is located in Traverse County Texas and is the water supply for greater Ft. Worth Texas. The original dam was constructed in 1928 and is 1,400 feet in length, with a maximum height of 85 feet. The reservoir has a capacity of 179,880 acre feet. This discussion will focus on the remedial grouting that was performed on the dam in 2013. The grouting was the largest use of polyurethane chemical grout for sealing the seepage in a dam in the United States. The discussion will discuss the types of grouts normally used for soil grouting and the specific methodology used to seal all of the ground water seeps through the dam.
The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
: is having its 2014 annual meeting (SAGEEP)in Boston this coming March 16-20. For more information, see their web site
. Registration deadline is February 28th
New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference
: The 2014 NEIGC will be hosted by Wellesley College. The meeting will be sometime in early October. At the present time, organizers are soliciting field trip ideas.
Meg Thompson, professor emerita at Wellesley is organizing the field trips. This presents a great opportunity to galvanize the engineering geology, geotechnical, environmental consulting and industrial archaeology community and develop some applied-focused field trips for the conference. Boston and surrounding vicinities are quite accessible from Wellesley.
Meg can be contacted directly by interested parties at email@example.com
Innovative Programming To Be Introduced At NEGSA, 2015
: The 2015 Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America will return to the
Bretton Woods Omni-Mount Washington Resort after its success there this past March. Since 53% of the 2013 attendees were students, most looking for job and career-building
contacts, the Organizing Committee has decided a substantial part of the 2015 program will emphasize applied and engineering geology, using in a more relaxed “forum”
format that permits students and consulting, governmental, planning, and industrial practitioners to more easily present case histories and innovative techniques
and to then “talk shop” more comfortably. The Committee would like speak with applied professionals about ways to become involved with this unique opportunity
and to have an active hand in encouraging students to pursue careers in applied geoscience - an effort urgently needed to combat the trend of geology students
pursuing non-geological employment. If you’d like to be "in on the ground floor" of this unique programming, please email