Rockfill Dams: Kajakai Central Core Dam, Afghanistan

by Glenn F. Sudman,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the design and construction of the rockfill dam embankment portion of Kajakai Project. This dam, in Central Afghanistan, was economically constructed despite its geographic isolation. The feat required maximum use of locally obtainable materials and complete training of a native work force.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rock fills | Rockfill dams | Developing countries | Economic factors | Infrastructure construction | Training | Asia | Afghanistan

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