The dam was planned to be a concrete faced rock-fill dam
GEI will lead the design of the 6,400 acre-foot upper reservoir, a lined impoundment that will be formed by an earth- and rock-fill dam
with a maximum height of more than 200 feet and a crest length of 5,900 feet.
As per designs, this project would be 121 feet tall concrete-face rock-fill dam
, diverting the water of Kishanganga River south through a 24 KM tunnel.
A canyon near Stetson Creek will make construction of the road and pipeline a challenge, and the rock-fill dam
on Cooper Lake, where the siphon outworks is to be placed, is a known bedrock area that might pose problems when drilling for the outworks.
Although the dam was originally supposed to be a rock-fill dam
, insurance challenges surfaced and the World Bank raised questions about whether the dam would be stable.
The earth and rock-fill dam
will be approximately 3,600 feet long and 650 feet high, which will make it the twelfth highest embankment dam in the world.
During his 37 year career with the Hydro Electric Commission, he was instrumental in the development of the concrete-faced rock-fill dam
, which are now common throughout the world.