rock-fill dam

rock-fill dam

[′räk ‚fil ‚dam]
(civil engineering)
A dam constructed of loosely placed rock or stone.
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The rock-fill dam is 200 meters wide and 30 meters high.
The Tokwe Mukorsi Dam is a concrete-face, rock-fill dam on the Tokwe River, just downstream of its confluence with the Mukorsi River, about 72km south of Masvingo.
The objective function and constraint conditions for the design optimization of a concrete face rock-fill dam (CFRD) are nonlinear functions of design variables.
The dam was planned to be a concrete faced rock-fill dam 139.
GEI Consultants Inc will head 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.
There has been much speculation in the news recently about what fate has in store for the Tokwe Mukorsi Dam, which is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Tokwe River near Masvingo.
The Project consists of over 160m high concrete faced rock-fill dam, large size 20km of head race tunnel by TBM and underground power house.
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.
ATATURK DAM - TURKEY: Completed in 1990, the Ataturk Dam in Turkey is a rock-fill dam found on the Euphrates River.
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.