San Simon Basin Dam Evaluation

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requested that student engineers from Northern Arizona University (NAU) conduct a Dam Failure Analysis (DFA).

  • The project focus on evaluation for the San Simon Barrier Dam (SSBD).

  • The SSBD is located roughly four miles to the Southeast of Safford and 2.5 miles Southeast of Solomon in the Southeast corner of Arizona.

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Client Introduction

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers more than 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2) of public lands in the United States which constitutes one-eighth of the landmass of the country.

Team Members

Bowei Zeng
Project Manager
Environmental Eng.

Jinyang Lu
Technical analyst
Environmental Eng.

Micheal Gallio
Team Leader
Civil Eng.

John B Garrison
Technical Analyst
Civil Eng.

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