Golillas Dam—Design, Construction and Performance

by Fabio Amaya,
Alberto Marulanda,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Discussion: Cusinader Ranji (See full record)
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Golillas Dam is a concrete face, gravel fill dam, 125 m (410 ft) high built seven years ago that has had some difficulties during its initial operating years; due to the shape of the canyon, unique among the operating concrete face dams, the behavior of the concrete slab and specially of the perimeter joint has been different from other dams. This has caused leakage that does not affect the safety of the dam but efforts are being made to reduce it.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Infrastructure construction | Concrete construction | Embankment dams | Concrete slabs | Slabs | Joints | Gravels

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