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Earthen dam with rock fill and clay core

I want to know how to determine water table height and phreatic line in earthen dam with rock fill and clay core.
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Was the filling of the Three Gorges Dam's impact on the Earth's rotation rate detectable?

I'm a big fan of Vsauce and the video How Earth Moves is just one example of science related to the Earth available there (there's plenty more). But the statement in this video starting at ...
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What current evidence is there for a Glacial Hudson River Valley deluge?

Some have studied the Lake Missoula glacial dam breaking West and having created the Coulees of Eastern Washington. Who's studied the glacial dam breaking South and having cleared the Hudson River ...
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Is there a quick way to roughly estimate how quickly a flood will move downstream?

At the time of this post, there was urgent danger of spillway failure at the Oroville Dam in California, with evacuations in place for hundreds of thousands, and even larger populations further ...