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Caraibas

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Particulars

Owner: CEMIG (Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais)

Designer: Engevix

Contractor: Barbosa Melo

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control / Irrigation

Reservoir capacity: 10 m3x106

Height: 26 metres

Length: 160 metres

Volume of RCC: 18 m3x103

Total volume: 22 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 04/90 (April 1990)

Start of RCC: 07/90 (July 1990)

End of RCC: 09/90 (September 1990)

End of Project: 02/91 (February 1991)

Country: Brazil

River: Caraibas

DMS Co-ordinates: 16˚18'07.84"S, 42˚15'02.81"W

DD Co-ordinates: -16.302141, -42.250813

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.10Traditional concrete against formwork

Downstream

SlopeType
0.80RCC against formwork  [stepped face]

Spillway

SlopeType
0.80Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
58
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
16Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)