Rockfill Dams: Nantahala Sloping Core Dam

by James P. Growdon,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-21

Document Type: Journal Paper


The design of a 250-foot high sloping core rockfill dam, part of a hydroelectric project, was determined to facilitate construction with materials readily available at the site. The paper describes the site and discusses construction procedures and performance.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rock fills | Rockfill dams | Slopes | Construction sites | Construction materials | Building design | Hydro power

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