Geospatial and logistic regression assessment of factors contributing to backwards erosion piping
Backwards erosion piping (BEP) is a form of internal erosion which frequently undermines dams, levees, and other water control structures by removing material from the foundation. The hazard manifests within specific ground conditions common in many alluvial and deltaic environments. Identifying and predicting BEP is difficult because the process is spatially rare and occurs beneath the ground surface. This dissertation presents a body of work contributing an improvement to the forecasting of BEP along levee structures. Three studies are presented assessing BEP occurrence across the Lower ...
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