2005 – Achieving Benefits from Instrumentation and Survey Measurements of Dam Behaviour

John D Smart

The paper presents the recent trends in the use of instrumentation and
survey measurements at Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) dams. The underlying philos
ophy that has influenced those trends is presented and discussed. Based on experience at Reclamation, several factors that are considered key to the effective use of instrumentation and surveys are discussed. Several conclusions are offered.

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