Rockfill Dams: Salt Springs and Lower Bear River Concrete Face Dams

by I. C. Steele,
J. B. Cooke,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-43

Document Type: Journal Paper


The 28-year service record of Salt Spring Dam, in terms of settlement, leakage, face cracks and maintenance is presented. The troubles at Salt Springs are traced to specific construction weaknesses. The design, construction and performance of the two Lower Bear River Dams is presented and compared to Salt Springs Dam.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Salts | Rivers and streams | Leakage

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