Design, Construction & Performance of Fades Dam

by J. C. Millet,
F. Louis,
F. Robert,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Concrete Face Rockfill Dams—Design, Construction, and Performance


The project, construction and performance of les Fades dam are described. Les Fades dam is one of the first concrete faced rockfill dams compacted with a vibratory roller. A vibratory roller was also used for the concrete facing support. No incident has been observed since first impounding in 1968. Movement is slight. Leakage tends to reduce as time goes by.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Earthfill dams | Concrete dams | Infrastructure construction | Dams | Compacted soils | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | France | Europe

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