Rockfill Dams: Brownlee Sloping Core Dam

by Torald Mundal,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the design and construction of the rockfill dam portion of Brownlee Hydroelectric Project. Of unusual interest are: diversion of flood waters over the partially completed embankment; inclusion of large quantities of compacted small rock material in the dam; and construction of the embankment on 110 feet of river-deposited materials.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Construction materials | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Slopes | Infrastructure construction | Hydro power | Floods

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