Construction of Pueblo Dam

by John W. Larson, Construction Engr.; Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Salida, Col.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 883-894

Document Type: Journal Paper


Pueblo Dam consists of a concrete massive-head buttress dam and spillway structure flanked by zoned earthfill embankments. Pueblo Reservoir is the terminal and principal storage feature of the multi-purpose Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in Colorado. Construction of Pueblo Dam was performed in two stages: (1)Foundation excavation and river diversion were accomplished during the first stage; and (2)construction of the earth embankments and concrete section of the dam were performed during the second stage of construction.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Infrastructure construction | Dams | Concrete construction | Spillways | Concrete structures | Drop structures | Colorado | United States

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