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Carolinas Chapter and USC Spring Meeting & Field Trip
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3/9/2018 to 3/10/2018
When: March 9-10, 2018
6:00 PM
Where: Friday - Carolina Room in the Capstone Conference Center - Saturday - Hydraulics Lab
Friday - 902 Barnwell Street - Saturday - 300 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 
United States
Contact: Madeline German

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Hosted by the University of South Carolina and AEG Carolinas Chapter

Dam Failures during the historic October 2015 Flood in South Carolina

Meeting: Friday, March 9th and Field Trip: Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Friday Meeting: Carolina Room in the Capstone Conference Center of USC

Address: 902 Barnwell Street, Capstone Hall, Columbia, SC

Presentation by: Dr. Lindsey LaRocque (USC) and Dr. Ali Tabrizi (Schnabel Engineering)

Presentation Title: Dam related studies at the University of South Carolina

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with one hour social, one hour dinner, and one hour presentation

Cost: AEG Members $30, Non-members $40, Public-Sector $15, Teachers $10, Students Free

South Carolina Continuing Education Credits: 1 credit

North Carolina Continuing Education Credits: 1 credit

Saturday Field TripMeet at Hydraulics Lab, Civil Engineering Department, University of South Carolina

Address: 300 Main Street, Columbia, SC

Cost: TBA

South Carolina Continuing Education Credits: TBA

North Carolina Continuing Education Credits: TBA

Field Trip Summary:

The site visits will be led by Dr. Ali Tabrizi and Dr. Lindsey LaRocque. While conducting research at the University of South Carolina, they investigated over 20 impaired dams, following the historic flooding in the Midlands of South Carolina in October of 2015.  The site visit will include 2-3 locations that were impaired during flooding.  Old Mill Dam is an earthen dam located in Lexington County and is no longer impounding any water.  Old Mill was one of the largest dams destroyed during the flooding, with a breach depth over 7 m.  Another dam location that we will be visiting is Lake Elizabeth, located in Richland County.  Prior to the storm, Lake Elizabeth dam had a roadway over the top, and remains in disrepair.  This is the case for many of the impaired dams following the storms.  Another potential site visit location is the Gibson Pond Dam, located in Lexington County.  Further details concerning each dam location can be found in; “Embankment Failures during the Historic 2015 October Flood, South Carolina: Case Study” (2016) in the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

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