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El Zapotillo

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El Zapotillo under construction
El Zapotillo under construction

Particulars

Owner: CNA (Comisión Nacional del Agua)

Designer: AYESA

Contractor: J.V. of FCC (Spain) and La Peninsular (Mexico)

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

Reservoir capacity: 910 m3x106

Height: 132 metres

Length: 271 metres

Volume of RCC: 1100 m3x103

Total volume: 1200 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: /09 ( 2009)

Start of RCC: 11/11 (November 2011)

End of RCC: /16 ( 2016)

End of Project: /17 ( 2017)

Country: Mexico

River: Verde

DMS Co-ordinates: 21˚08'12.98"N, 102˚48'20.96"W

DD Co-ordinates: 21.136938, -102.805824

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)

Downstream

SlopeType
0.83RCC against formwork  [stepped face]

Spillway

SlopeType
0.83RCC against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
60  to
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
50  toGround-granulated blast-furnace slag