Dam Pioneers Concrete Variant

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 7, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Feature article


The Willow Creek Dam in Oregon is the nation's first dam made entirely of roller compacted concrete. The design and construction of this dam are described and special problems with leakage and seepage control are covered. The work was completed in 124 days at one-third of the cost of a conventional concrete dam or one-half the cost of a conventional fill dam.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Roller-compacted concrete | Rivers and streams | Compaction (material) | Hydraulic design | Infrastructure construction | Leakage | Seepage | Oregon | United States

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