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Fracture and Gully Formation in Glacial Fill: Field Observations at the WillowCreek Landfill, Portage County, Ohio, with Implications to Historic Earthen Dam Failure Sites in the US

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dc.creator Weatherington-Rice, Julie
dc.creator Hall, George F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-03T23:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-03T23:32:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science, v106, n2 (April, 2006), 27-34. en
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36446
dc.description Author Institution: Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants Inc., Columbus, OH en
dc.description Author Institution: The Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Columbus, OH en
dc.description.abstract Fracture formation in fill was observed to occur rapidly, in just a few years at the WillowCreek Landfill site. The soil science and geomorphology literature does not discuss the formation of fractures in glacial fill. Observations (which are often the first step in developing a research effort) of fractures formed in fill derived from fine-grained Ohio glacial soils and tills by Weatherington-Rice at the WillowCreek site and in earthen dams by Sherard are here presented. Questions regarding the applications of these observations to potential impacts and failures of the built environment, that is, landfill construction and leachate generation (HELP model), earthen dams, highway construction, and general construction sites, are raised. Recommendations are made for the need for inter-disciplinary research and literature sharing. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
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dc.title Fracture and Gully Formation in Glacial Fill: Field Observations at the WillowCreek Landfill, Portage County, Ohio, with Implications to Historic Earthen Dam Failure Sites in the US en
dc.type Article en