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Cuchillo Negro

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Cuchillo Negro completed
Cuchillo Negro completed

Particulars

Owner: City of Truth or Consequences

Designer: USACE, Albuquerque

Contractor: PCL Civil Constructors, Tempe, AZ

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

Reservoir capacity: unknown

Height: 50 metres

Length: 186 metres

Volume of RCC: 75 m3x103

Total volume: 82 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 10/89 (October 1989)

Start of RCC: 03/90 (March 1990)

End of RCC: 05/91 (May 1991)

End of Project: 07/91 (July 1991)

Country: USA

River: Cuchillo Negro

DMS Co-ordinates: 33˚13'7.97"N, 107˚18'59.48"W

DD Co-ordinates: 33.218880, -107.316521

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels

Downstream

SlopeType
0.90Unformed face of RCC

Spillway

SlopeType
separate 

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
77
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
59Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)