Rockfill Dams: The Paradela Concrete Face Dam

by Luis Henrique Gomes Fernandes,
Edgard de Oliveira,
Nuno de Vasconcelos Porto,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-28

Document Type: Journal Paper


The 361-foot high Paradela Concrete Face Rockfill Dam forms part of the hydro-power development of Northern Portugal. The paper discusses the selection of site and type of dam, describes the design and the construction details and procedure, and presents performance data.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Construction sites | Hydro power | Site investigation | Infrastructure construction | Portugal | Europe

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