Rockfill Dams: Dams with Sloping Earth Cores

by James P. Growdon,


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


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This paper briefly reviews the principles which govern the design of a rockfill dam and discusses six rockfill dams with which the author has been intimately acquainted since completion of the Nantahala Dam. Bear Creek Dam, one of these six, incorporates most improvements in design and construction learned from experience.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Rivers and streams | Infrastructure construction | Slopes

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