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thicker portion of the estuarine deposit toward the river. A summary of
time plots reported by Sherman and McAnear (1973) of lateral movement
and settlement showed that surface settlements were continuing but at a
decreasing rate. The lateral distance between reference points indicated
continuing extension and, in some instances, compression. The slope
indicators demonstrated that through 1969 horizontal movements were con-
tinuing and at a decreasing rate with no indication of potential distress.
11. Sherman and McAnear (1973) indicated that strength increases
had taken place which significantly increased the stability of the South
Fill area with respect to sliding.
12. A report entitled "South Fill, West Point, New York," prepared
by the Department of Engineering of the USMA (1974) examined the accumu-
lated data through 1973 on the South Fill. The purpose was to compare
the anticipated theoretical consolidation behavior of the fill with the
actual settlement. Definitive conclusions were not reached concerning
the behavior or stability of the South Fill area.
13. An unpublished letter report prepared by the WES (1976) docu-
mented all the field and laboratory data collected, made comparisons of
the condition of the fill at various periods of time, and discussed
present and future stability. This report first indicated little appar-
ent change in shear strength since 1961 though pore pressure had de-
creased, indicating an increased degree of consolidation. Because of
the limited amount of data and nonuniform site conditions, stability
analyses were not possible. Furthermore, because of the excessive costs
of the monitoring program and usage requirements of the area, the 1976
study recommended that a Phase II investigation be considered. The pro-
posed investigation consisted of borings and instrumentation at selected
strategic locations that would provide the necessary data to make a com-
prehensive analysis of the entire site. The data would not only provide
adequate information to predict the behavior for the whole area but also
permit an evaluation of various methods for accelerating the rate of
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Taylor, Hugh M., Jr.; Poplin, Jack K. & Mitchell, Gerald B. Investigation for South Fill Area, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, report, August 1980; Vicksburg, Mississippi. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc303971/m1/12/: accessed June 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.