Behavior of Netzahualcoyotl Dam During Construction

by Jorge Gamboa,
Aurello Benassini,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 211-229

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results of observations obtained from measuring instruments installed in the Netzahualcoyotl Dam constructed on the Grijalva River in the State of chiapas, Mexico, are examined. The information was obtained during the construction period and the seventeen months following construction and before impounding commenced. The rockfill dam has a central impervious core and is founded on a well-cemented conglomerate having a sandy clay matrix with lenticular intercalations of sandstones and shales up to 6 m in thickness. The upstream rockshell rests on natural river deposits of uniform medium sand of variable thicknese to 30 m maximum.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Dams | Infrastructure construction | Earthfill dams | Construction management | Sandy soils | Developing countries | Water storage | Mexico

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