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The last 15 or 20 years have witnessed outstanding progress and major developments in the application of geology to civil engineering. Perhaps the most noteworthy field in which geology is essential to sound engineering is in the investigation of dam and reservoir sites, because the apprehension of the engineering problems resulting from geologic factors and the gauging of the ultimate effects of construction on natural conditions are major considerations in all river-development undertakings. “The construction of a dam to retain water causes more interference with natural conditions, than does any other civil engineering operation” (Legget, 1939). Therefore, with the advent of the large program of dam construction entered upon by the Federal Government about 1930, it was natural that attention should be directed to geological considerations and that much stimulus should be given to the ways and means of providing better and fuller geological information.

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