The limestone of the rock cut is characterized by the presence of filled sinkholes (Fig. 4). These have been found to be of importance to slope stability. The sinkholes are filled with material of a variety of block sizes ranging from 20 cm to 1 m and are weakly cemented with reddish sandy muddy materials that are easily eroded.
In this context, the slope stability at the three above mentioned discrete loading cases of the Carsington Earth Embankment Dam was analysed and presented, and certain valuable conclusions concerning the overall stability conditions of the Earth Embankment Dam during its original construction are deduced in this research paper.