DAMAST - Dams and Seismicity

Field Trip May 2019


 

Our first visit to Enguri Dam showed the impressive hydropower lake and the 271 m high dam. Our Georgian colleagues informed us about current monitoring. We had access to the adits with the strain meters downstream Enguri Dam and could even visit the inside infrastructure of the dam.

 

Potential locations for geodetic and seismic stations have been visited and notified in maps. It became clear, that at not all sites, the seismometers can be installed in shallow drillholes.

 

During this field trip also the first site-survey for a scientific drillhole took place, e.g. by inspection of old wells.

The Enguri Dam
Field work in progress