Building the Olivenhain

by Gerard E. Reed, III, P.E., Sr. Civ. Engr.; San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego, CA,
Michael F. Rogers, P.E., Resident Design Engr.; Parsons-Harza, Pasadena, CA,
Joseph L. Ehasz, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; Washington Infrastructure Services Inc., Escondido, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 4, Pg. 46-53

Document Type: Feature article


Engineers in California were hired to create a reservoir capable of providing the San Diego region with 24,000 acre-feet of water during an emergency shortage. The result is the Olivenhain Dam�the largest roller-compacted concrete structure in the United States.

Subject Headings: Water shortage | Reservoirs | Materials characterization | Emergency management | Concrete structures | Concrete

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