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El Guapo

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El Guapo completed
El Guapo completed

Particulars

Owner: MARN (Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales)

Designer: MWH Energy and Infrastructure

Contractor: Camargo Correa-Barsanti J.V.

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control / Irrigation / Water Supply

Reservoir capacity: 141 m3x106

Height: 50 metres

Length: 138 metres

Volume of RCC: 320 m3x103

Total volume: 342 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 08/05 (August 2005)

Start of RCC: 04/06 (April 2006)

End of RCC: 12/06 (December 2006)

End of Project: 08/07 (August 2007)

Country: Venezuela

River: El Guapo

DMS Co-ordinates: 10˚06'23.42"N, 65˚58'58.16"W

DD Co-ordinates: 10.106506, -65.982819

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
0.60Traditional concrete against formwork

Downstream

SlopeType
0.85Unformed face of RCC

Spillway

SlopeType
1.80Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
75
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0No pozzolan used  -