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San Rafael

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San Rafael completed
San Rafael completed

Particulars

Owner: CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad)

Designer: Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)

Contractor: Bufete Industrial Construcciones, S.A. de C.V.

Statistics

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control / Hydropower

Reservoir capacity: 26 m3x106

Height: 48 metres

Length: 176 metres

Volume of RCC: 81 m3x103

Total volume: 110 m3x103

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/93 (November 1993)

Start of RCC: 05/94 (May 1994)

End of RCC: 07/94 (July 1994)

End of Project: 07/94 (July 1994)

Country: Mexico

River: Santiago

DMS Co-ordinates: 21˚46'52.34"N, 104˚53'14.79"W

DD Co-ordinates: 21.781206, -104.887444

Facings

Upstream

SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against precast concrete panels

Downstream

SlopeType
0.66RCC against formwork  [stepped face]
0.80 

Spillway

SlopeType
separate 

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
90
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
130Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)