Furnas Hydroelectric Project

by James W. Libby,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 94-109

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design of Furnas Hydroelectric Project, on Rio Grande; ultimately Furnas will have installed capacity of 1,200,000 kw; earth dam will be 120 m high and fill material will amount to 12 million cu yd; reservoir capacity will be 17 million acre-ft; 53,000 kw generating units are planned.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Hydro power | Earth materials | Reservoirs | Rio Grande

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