Rockfill Dams: Performance of Seven Sloping Core Dams

by James P. Growdon,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


The design and construction of seven dams is briefly reviewed and performance is discussed measured in terms of leakage, settlement, control and passage of floods, operation, repairs and maintenance. Conclusion reached that sloping core rockfill dams so far designed and constructed have performed to entire satisfaction of owners and operators.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Slopes | Hydraulic design | Infrastructure construction | Quality control | Leakage

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