Rockfill Dams: Review and Statistics

by John B. Snethlage,
F. W. Scheidenhelm,
Arthur N. Vanderlip,

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

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper reviews present practices. It develops a definition, classification and terminology for such dams and for those using earth in addition to rock fill. It discusses the advantages of deck-type dams; also settlement and economy of rock-fill dams. In its appendix it lists rock-fill dams constructed in the United States and in foreign countries.

Subject Headings: Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Earthfill dams | Statistics | Terminology and definition | Decks | United States

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