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Characterization of Grain Sizes in the Reservoir Impoundment Behind Marmot Dam Post-Dam Removal.
Diana Di Leonardo
Date Created and/or Issued
2009 June 29
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
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Scope/Content: Abstract: Marmot Dam was built in 1913 and stood until 2007 to divert water from the Sandy River to the Bull Run Hydroelectric Plant. During that time Marmot Dam impounded a reservoir deposit of approximately 750,000 m3 of sediment. Prior to dam removal Squier Associates completed a series of sediment cores and bulk samples to estimate the composition of the deposit (Stillwater 2000). Since 2007 the Sandy River has carved a path through the reservoir leaving vertical sections of the deposit exposed. This study aims to use these remains of the deposit to make another estimate of its composition using pebble counts and a bulk sample. It serves as a back of the envelope double check of the Squier Associates study and an experiment with a new sampling method. Our results suggest that the deposit may be coarser than previously thought.
Scope/Content: Dam type: concrete
Scope/Content: Height: 30 feet. Length: 4690 feet.
Scope/Content: Date constructed: 1913. Date removed: 2007.
Sediment and channel dynamics
Dam retirement
Sandy River, OR
Marmot Dam

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