Shihmen Embankment Dam in Taiwan, China

by S. C. Yan,
Paul E. Bartlett,
Chuan Chung Feng,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Shihmen Reservoir Project, the first major water resources development in Taiwan, was designed and constructed under the supervision of United States and Taiwan engineers through the cooperation of the Governments of the United States and the Republic of China. The project was completed in 1963 at an approximate cost of $80,000,000. The report briefly describes the embankment dam (general background, embankment materials, some design features and construction control, and modifications during construction), and touches on other elements of the project (irrigation systems, flood control, power production, and water supply system). This project, made possible through United States aid and development Loan Funds, exemplifies a major engineering achievement resulting in numerous benefits to the people of Taiwan.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Construction materials | Irrigation systems | Water resources | Infrastructure construction | Control systems | Hydro power | Water supply systems | Asia | United States | Taiwan | China

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