Alto Anchicaya Dam—Ten Years Performance

by Bayardo Materon,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Concrete Face Rockfill Dams—Design, Construction, and Performance

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Abstract: The general aspects of design and construction of the Alto Anchicaya Dam duilt during 1970 - 1974 in Colombia, South America are described. The paper refers to the performance of the structure during 10 years of operation after remedial measures to overcome excessive leakage during the initial reservoir filling. Certain lessons learned by comparing the performance of Alto Anchicaya Dam with concrete face dams recently built in other countries are also presented.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Concrete slabs | Developing countries | Infrastructure construction | Leakage | South America | Colombia

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