Rockfill Dams: The Dalles Closure Dam

by Robert J. Pope,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-17


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Construction of a closure dam for The Dalles project in 180-foot depth of water with flows up to 200,000 c.f.s. presented a problem solved by the design and construction of a rockfill structure, two-thirds of which was built under water without use of cofferdams.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Infrastructure construction | Rockfill dams | Water flow | Water use | Cofferdams | Rock fills

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