Membrane Sealing of Rouchain Dam

by M. Salembier,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


A synthetic sealing membrane was used to prevent excessive leakage through the facing of an embankment dam. The works, which were completed rapidly and at low cost, enabled the reservoir to be fully impounded while maintaining a low leakage rate.

Subject Headings: Membranes | Sealing | Dams | Concrete dams | Embankment dams | Reinforced concrete | Reservoirs | Slope stability | France | Europe

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