Jatiluhur Dam: Problems and Rehabilitation

by George F. Sowers, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
John Davie, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
Soenarno, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
M. N. Mansoer, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Practice in Dam Rehabilitation

Abstract: The Jatiluhur Dam in Indonesia, completed in 1965, is an innovative design consisting of rockfill embankment with a clay core and a vertical cylindrical Intake Spillway. Within the Intake base is a torus-shaped powerhouse. The entire structure is embedded in the upstream face of the embankment. The purpose of the project is to provide water storage for irrigation and the public water supply of the Indonesian Capital, Jakarta, plus modest power production. However, because of serious differential settlement that is greatly aggravated by reservoir drawdown, the usable storage has been severely curtailed. Recent studies show that the dam safety is deficient. Corrective measures are now being designed to restore the usable storage and increase safety.

Subject Headings: Water intakes | Spillways | Water storage | Embankment dams | Hydro power | Rehabilitation | Dams | Dam safety | Hydraulic design | Indonesia | Asia | Jakarta

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