Itá Dam—Selection of Type

by José Antunes Sobrinho,
Joaquim C. da Cunha,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

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This paper describes the studies carried out for the type of dam selection for the Ita Hydroelectric Project. Drastic rainfall conditions, large river diversion flows and an abundance of construction materials from required excavations were the main factors to be considered. The CFRD proved to be the most suitable solution under these conditions.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Rainfall | Risk management | Construction materials | Hydro power | Streamflow | River flow | Excavation | Brazil | South America

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