Rockfill Dams: Wishon and Courtright Concrete Face Dams

by J. Barry Cooke,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-33

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design considerations and construction of the two approximately 300-foot high dams are discussed. All changes in design and construction from previous P. G. and E. dams have been made to lower the cost without affecting the safety of the dams. Wishon was filled in May 1958 and initial crest settlement data is presented.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Infrastructure construction | Construction costs | Dam safety | Occupational safety

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