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Problems with Lake Albany "clays"

J. R. Dunn and G. M. Banino
Problems with Lake Albany "clays"
Reviews in Engineering Geology (1977) 3: 133-136


The deposits of varved clay in glacial Lake Albany have a long history of instability. Recent failures have been both natural and man-made. Slumping, creeping, and rotational sliding of the clay strata are ubiquitous and typical of these deposits. The affected area lies along New York"s Hudson River from the Albany-Troy area at the north almost to Poughkeepsie at the south, a distance of 209 km. Despite a long history of problems, some construction activity is still done improperly. Analyses associated with environmental impact statements may reduce potential problems, but a properly promulgated general study of the problem might be a better approach.

ISSN: 0080-2018
EISSN: 2169-799X
Coden: GAEGA4
Serial Title: Reviews in Engineering Geology
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Info: Landslides
Title: Problems with Lake Albany "clays"
Affiliation: Dunn Geosci. Corp., Latham, N.Y., United States
Pages: 133-136
Published: 1977
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 7
Accession Number: 1978-003013
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N41°40'00" - N42°45'00", W74°10'00" - W73°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1978
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