Theodore P. Shonts discusses what effect an earthquake would
have on the Panama Canal and its dams in light of the recent
California earthquake. Shonts defines the characteristics and
limitations of a "Sea-level Canal" and provides the commission's
recommendation for a permanent canal.
Canals--Design; Dams--Earthquake effects--Evaluation; Panama--Panama Canal; California; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)
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