Willow Creek Dam--To Be or Not To Be

by Stephen Tatro, US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla, Walla, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


In Heppner, Oregon, several alternatives for flood control were considered. A concrete gravity dam constructed using roller compaction methods was selected because of the greatly reduced costs of a spillway integrated with the structure and reduced material quantities inherent in concrete dam design. Construction and seepage control are described.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Rivers and streams | Dams | Gravity dams | Seepage | Floods | Compaction (material) | Spillways | Oregon | United States

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