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I have used that publication, and I beleive it is an appropriate
reference for this case.  I do not know if it is currently published.

Russ Nester
On Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:45:53 -0400 Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
>Be aware that you are actually designing a *dam*, with all the 
>that go with that.
>That said, the Bureau of Reclamation had at one time a publication, 
>of Small Dams."  Having no experience in designing dams, I have no 
>idea if 
>this book contains the information that you want.
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>Khalid Motiwala wrote:
>>>   I need to design a retaining wall/berm across a retention pond to 
>     reclaim solids. The wall will be 150ft long and must withstand 
>10ft of 
>     water pressure. I am thinking of gabion baskets with local dirt 
>     between.
>     Constraints:
>     >minimize volume of wall
>     >wall is temporary and will be in place 2 yrs, so a CHEAP 
>solution is 
>     needed 
>     Any other suggestions.........
>     Does anyone know of good references on earthen berm/gabion wall 
>     design. <<

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