Rockfill Dams: Performance and Maintenance of Dix River Dam

by Lewis A. Schmidt, Jr.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-29


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Constructed to a height of 275 feet in 1923-25 Dix Dam was then the highest rockfill dam built. Over a period of 33 years considerable data on leakage, maintenance, condition and settlement have been accumulated. This information is presented herein for applicable consideration in the design of similar future projects.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Maintenance | Leakage | Information management | Rivers and streams

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