Boondooma Dam

by R. L. Rogers,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Concrete faced rockfill construction was adopted for the 210 ft (64 m) high Boondooma Dam in Southern Queensland, Australia, after detailed comparison between concrete faced and earth and rockfill type dams. The paper details site conditions and identifies the factors considered in this comparison. River diversion requirements and the need to complete the dam to a very tight programme were factors considered to strongly favour the concrete faced rockfill type dam. The paper also gives details of the embankment zoning, quality of rockfill used and details of the plinth and face slab arrangements.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Rockfill dams | Earthfill dams | Embankment dams | Rock fills | Slabs | Comparative studies | Rivers and streams | Australia | Queensland

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