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Please note: only dams ≥ 15m which have been completed, are under construction, or due to begin RCC placement in the current year are included in the table below.

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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
WriggleswadeSouth AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWKubusie9407/8807/8907/9012/9034737134165V(1)V
0.62
(1)*0.62(1)*2502504466(F)
Belén-GatoSpainJunta de AndaluciaFBelén107/9109/9111/9111/913415836410.05(3)0.75(3)*0.75(3)*30030073109(F)
Elmer Thomas - replacementUSAUS Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the InteriorRLittle Medicine Creek1002/9201/9302/9305/93341282934V(1)0.64(1)none 3003008989(F)
Pelo SinalBrazilSUPLAN/RNWTaperobá7612/91- /92- /93- /94342966989 (1)    3003006416(-) -
BailongtanChinaGuangxi-Guiguang Electric Power Development Co. Ltd.H I NHongshuihe34002/9310/9504/9608/97342476280V(1)0.70(10)*0.70(5)*30030073
99
110
60
(F)
Kengxiashan
[A]
ChinaWencheng County Kengxiashan Hydropower Development Co. Ltd.HYuquanxi1- /96- /97- /98- /983480             
Karkheh (Pie Pol)IranKhozestan Province Power & Water AuthorityF HKarkeh4002/9807/9907/00- /0234350130270 (12) (12)ogee(12)3003001300(-) -
Nankengyuan
[A]
ChinaHXiaoxihe1- /98- /00- /02- /0334114             
CapillucasPeruCementos Lima S.A.HCanete501/0710/0804/0910/09346075750.375(3')0.75(3')*  3003006590(N)
Muskrat Falls North DamCanadaNALCORHChurchill 08/1507/1708/18- /1834460220235V     300   (F)

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Please note: only dams ≥ 15m which have been completed, are under construction, or due to begin RCC placement in the current year are included in the list below.

Results are sorted in the following order: Finish of RCC, Start of RCC, Finish of Project, Start of Project, Height and alphabetical by Dam Name.

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Country: South Africa

Owner: Department of Water & Sanitation

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Kubusie

Reservoir capacity: 94 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/88

Start of RCC: 07/88

End of RCC: 07/90

End of Project: 12/90

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 737 metres

Volume of RCC: 134 m3x103

Total volume: 165 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
0.62 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.62Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
44
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
66Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Wriggleswade completed
Wriggleswade completed

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Country: Spain

Owner: Junta de Andalucia

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

River: Belén

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/91

Start of RCC: 07/91

End of RCC: 11/91

End of Project: 11/91

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 158 metres

Volume of RCC: 36 m3x103

Total volume: 41 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
0.05RCC against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
73
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
109Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Belén-Gato completed
Belén-Gato completed

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Country: USA

Owner: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Recreation

River: Little Medicine Creek

Reservoir capacity: 10 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/92

Start of RCC: 02/92

End of RCC: 02/93

End of Project: 05/93

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 128 metres

Volume of RCC: 29 m3x103

Total volume: 34 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.64Traditional concrete against formwork
Spillway
SlopeType
none 

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
89
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
89Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Elmer Thomas - replacement completed
Elmer Thomas - replacement completed

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Country: Brazil

Owner: SUPLAN/RN

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Taperobá

Reservoir capacity: 76 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 12/91

Start of RCC: 12/91

End of RCC: -/93

End of Project: -/94

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 296 metres

Volume of RCC: 69 m3x103

Total volume: 89 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
 Traditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
  
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
64
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
16No pozzolan used  -
  
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Country: China

Owner: Guangxi-Guiguang Electric Power Development Co. Ltd.

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower / Irrigation / Navigation

River: Hongshuihe

Reservoir capacity: 340 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/93

Start of RCC: 02/93

End of RCC: 04/96

End of Project: 08/97

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 247 metres

Volume of RCC: 62 m3x103

Total volume: 80 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.70RCC against precast concrete blocks  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.70Traditional concrete against precast concrete panels  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
73
99
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
110Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
60 
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Country: China

Owner: Wencheng County Kengxiashan Hydropower Development Co. Ltd.

Type: Thin Arch

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Yuquanxi

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: -/96

Start of RCC: -/96

End of RCC: -/98

End of Project: -/98

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 80 metres

Volume of RCC: -

Total volume: -

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
  
Downstream
SlopeType
  
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
  

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
 
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
  
  
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Country: Iran

Owner: Khozestan Province Power & Water Authority

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control / Hydropower

River: Karkeh

Reservoir capacity: 40 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/98

Start of RCC: 02/98

End of RCC: 07/00

End of Project: -/02

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 350 metres

Volume of RCC: 130 m3x103

Total volume: 270 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
 Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement
Downstream
SlopeType
 Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement
Spillway
SlopeType
ogeeReinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
130
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0No pozzolan used  -
  
Karkheh (Pie Pol) completed
Karkheh (Pie Pol) completed

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Country: China

Owner: -

Type: Thin Arch

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Xiaoxihe

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: -/98

Start of RCC: -/98

End of RCC: -/02

End of Project: -/03

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 114 metres

Volume of RCC: -

Total volume: -

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
  
Downstream
SlopeType
  
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
  

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
 
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
  
  
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Country: Peru

Owner: Cementos Lima S.A.

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Canete

Reservoir capacity: 5 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 01/07

Start of RCC: 01/07

End of RCC: 04/09

End of Project: 10/09

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 60 metres

Volume of RCC: 75 m3x103

Total volume: 75 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
0.375RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)
Downstream
SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
65
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
90Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)
  
Capillucas completed
Capillucas completed

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Country: Canada

Owner: NALCOR

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Churchill

Reservoir capacity: -

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 08/15

Start of RCC: 08/15

End of RCC: 08/18

End of Project: -/18

Specifications

Height: 34 metres

Length: 460 metres

Volume of RCC: 220 m3x103

Total volume: 235 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
Vertical 
Downstream
SlopeType
  
Spillway
SlopeType
  

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300 

Cementitious material

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