|Inland Aquaculture Engineering (1984)|
|SITE SELECTION AND ENGINEERING STUDIES|
|Chapter 5. Soils Engineering for Design of Ponds, Canals and Dams in Aquaculture|
|2. SITE EXPLORATIONS|
Careful site explorations are essential to the soils engineer in the earliest possible stage of any fish farm project, because sometimes a proposed site will have to be abandoned and another one selected if early explorations indicate adverse soil conditions.
Site explorations enable the soils engineer to provide answers to the main problems of seepage and dike stability and to furnish information to the designer of the structures about the foundation conditions.