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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)
CopperfieldAustraliaKidston Gold Mines Ltd.WCopperfield2012/8305/8409/8409/8440340140156V(3)V
0.90
(3)
(17)
0.80(1)3003008030(F)
CraigbourneAustraliaRivers and Water Supply Commission of TasmaniaI WCoal1301/8604/8606/8608/86252472224V(7)1.00(17)separate 3003007060(F)
Wright’s BasinAustraliaAustralian Capital Territory GovernmentFPoint Hut Creek101/8906/8908/8910/89188699V(7)1.00(16)1.00(13)30030014573(F)
New VictoriaAustraliaWater Authority of Western AustraliaWMunday Brook1008/9003/9108/9111/9152285121135V(14)0.325
0.80
(14)*
(14)*
0.325
0.80
(14)*
(14)*
30030079160(F)
KroombitAustraliaWater Resources Commission, QueenslandG IKroombit Creek1303/9206/9210/9212/922625084110V(1)0.70(1)0.70(1)30030082107(F)
Burton GorgeAustraliaNorth Goonyella Coal PropertiesWIsaac2007/9209/9211/9212/92262856468V
1.00
(8)
(17)
0.80
1.00
(3)*
(17)
0.80(13)*300300850(-) -
Lower Molonglo Bypass StorageAustraliaACT Electricity and WaterPUnnamed creek102/9406/9408/9411/94321202227V(1)0.80(1)*0.80(1)*3003009664(F)
Loyalty Road flood retarding basinAustraliaUpper Parramatta River Catchment TrustFDarling Mills Creek 06/9512/9504/9608/96301112022V(7)0.80(7)0.80(7)300300800(S)
CadiangullongAustraliaCadia Holdings Pty. Lty.WCadiangullong Creek411/9605/9712/9703/9843356114123V(3')0.75(1)*
(3')*
0.75(1)*3003009090(F)
Paradise - formerly Burnett RiverAustraliaBurnett WaterF IBurnett30011/0306/0409/0511/0550940400400V(8) (3)* (1)*310310630(-) -
MeanderAustraliaRivers and Water Supply Commission, TasmaniaI WMeander4301/0601/0708/0712/07471808585V(4)0.70(10)0.70(10)300300700(-) -
North ParaAustraliaGawler River Flood Plain Management AuthorityFNorth Para 11/0606/0709/07- /07332065050V(3') (3')* (3')*30030060160(F)
WyaralongAustraliaQueensland Water Infrastructure Pty. Ltd.WTeviot Brook109/0904/1012/1006/1148464173  (1) (1) (1)3003008585(F)
Enlarged CotterAustraliaACTEW WaterWCotter7810/0908/1112/1205/1382350369400V(3')0.75(3')0.75(3')*300300
400
70120(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: Australia

Owner: Kidston Gold Mines Ltd.

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Copperfield

Reservoir capacity: 20 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 12/83

Start of RCC: 12/83

End of RCC: 09/84

End of Project: 09/84

Specifications

Height: 40 metres

Length: 340 metres

Volume of RCC: 140 m3x103

Total volume: 156 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork
0.90Unformed face of RCC
Spillway
SlopeType
0.80Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
80
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
30Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Copperfield completed
Copperfield completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Rivers and Water Supply Commission of Tasmania

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Coal

Reservoir capacity: 13 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 01/86

Start of RCC: 01/86

End of RCC: 06/86

End of Project: 08/86

Specifications

Height: 25 metres

Length: 247 metres

Volume of RCC: 22 m3x103

Total volume: 24 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels
Downstream
SlopeType
1.00Unformed face of RCC
Spillway
SlopeType
separate 

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
60Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Craigbourne completed
Craigbourne completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Australian Capital Territory Government

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

River: Point Hut Creek

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 01/89

Start of RCC: 01/89

End of RCC: 08/89

End of Project: 10/89

Specifications

Height: 18 metres

Length: 86 metres

Volume of RCC: 9 m3x103

Total volume: 9 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels
Downstream
SlopeType
1.00Mechanically compacted unformed face of RCC
Spillway
SlopeType
1.00Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
145
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
73Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
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Country: Australia

Owner: Water Authority of Western Australia

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Munday Brook

Reservoir capacity: 10 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 08/90

Start of RCC: 08/90

End of RCC: 08/91

End of Project: 11/91

Specifications

Height: 52 metres

Length: 285 metres

Volume of RCC: 121 m3x103

Total volume: 135 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalSlip-formed/extruded facing elements
Downstream
SlopeType
0.325Slip-formed/extruded facing elements  [stepped face]
0.80Slip-formed/extruded facing elements  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.325Slip-formed/extruded facing elements  [stepped face]
0.80Slip-formed/extruded facing elements  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
79
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
160Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
New Victoria completed
New Victoria completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Water Resources Commission, Queensland

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Groundwater Recharge / Irrigation

River: Kroombit Creek

Reservoir capacity: 13 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 03/92

Start of RCC: 03/92

End of RCC: 10/92

End of Project: 12/92

Specifications

Height: 26 metres

Length: 250 metres

Volume of RCC: 84 m3x103

Total volume: 110 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.70Traditional concrete against formwork
Spillway
SlopeType
0.70Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
82
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
107Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Kroombit completed
Kroombit completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: North Goonyella Coal Properties

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Isaac

Reservoir capacity: 20 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/92

Start of RCC: 07/92

End of RCC: 11/92

End of Project: 12/92

Specifications

Height: 26 metres

Length: 285 metres

Volume of RCC: 64 m3x103

Total volume: 68 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels with geomembrane
1.00Unformed face of RCC
Downstream
SlopeType
0.80RCC against formwork  [stepped face]
1.00Unformed face of RCC
Spillway
SlopeType
0.80Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
85
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0No pozzolan used  -
  
Burton Gorge completed
Burton Gorge completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: ACT Electricity and Water

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Pollution Control

River: Unnamed creek

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 02/94

Start of RCC: 02/94

End of RCC: 08/94

End of Project: 11/94

Specifications

Height: 32 metres

Length: 120 metres

Volume of RCC: 22 m3x103

Total volume: 27 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.80Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.80Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
96
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
64Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Lower Molonglo Bypass Storage completed
Lower Molonglo Bypass Storage completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

River: Darling Mills Creek

Reservoir capacity: -

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 06/95

Start of RCC: 06/95

End of RCC: 04/96

End of Project: 08/96

Specifications

Height: 30 metres

Length: 111 metres

Volume of RCC: 20 m3x103

Total volume: 22 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels
Downstream
SlopeType
0.80RCC against precast concrete panels
Spillway
SlopeType
0.80RCC against precast concrete panels

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
80
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0Ground-granulated blast-furnace slag
  
Loyalty Road flood retarding basin completed
Loyalty Road flood retarding basin completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Cadia Holdings Pty. Lty.

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Cadiangullong Creek

Reservoir capacity: 4 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/96

Start of RCC: 11/96

End of RCC: 12/97

End of Project: 03/98

Specifications

Height: 43 metres

Length: 356 metres

Volume of RCC: 114 m3x103

Total volume: 123 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

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

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
90
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
90Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Cadiangullong completed
Cadiangullong completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Burnett Water

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control / Irrigation

River: Burnett

Reservoir capacity: 300 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/03

Start of RCC: 11/03

End of RCC: 09/05

End of Project: 11/05

Specifications

Height: 50 metres

Length: 940 metres

Volume of RCC: 400 m3x103

Total volume: 400 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against precast concrete panels with geomembrane
Downstream
SlopeType
 RCC against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
 Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
310310

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
63
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0No pozzolan used  -
  
Paradise - formerly Burnett River completed
Paradise - formerly Burnett River completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Rivers and Water Supply Commission, Tasmania

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Irrigation / Water Supply

River: Meander

Reservoir capacity: 43 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 01/06

Start of RCC: 01/06

End of RCC: 08/07

End of Project: 12/07

Specifications

Height: 47 metres

Length: 180 metres

Volume of RCC: 85 m3x103

Total volume: 85 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalRCC against formwork with external geomembrane
Downstream
SlopeType
0.70RCC against precast concrete blocks
Spillway
SlopeType
0.70RCC against precast concrete blocks

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
0No pozzolan used  -
  
Meander completed
Meander completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: Gawler River Flood Plain Management Authority

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Flood Control

River: North Para

Reservoir capacity: -

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/06

Start of RCC: 11/06

End of RCC: 09/07

End of Project: -/07

Specifications

Height: 33 metres

Length: 206 metres

Volume of RCC: 50 m3x103

Total volume: 50 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

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

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
60
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
160Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
North Para on Google Earth
North Para on Google Earth

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Country: Australia

Owner: Queensland Water Infrastructure Pty. Ltd.

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Teviot Brook

Reservoir capacity: 1 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 09/09

Start of RCC: 09/09

End of RCC: 12/10

End of Project: 06/11

Specifications

Height: 48 metres

Length: 464 metres

Volume of RCC: 173 m3x103

Total volume: -

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
 Traditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
 Traditional concrete against formwork
Spillway
SlopeType
 Traditional concrete against formwork

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
85
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
85Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Wyaralong completed
Wyaralong completed

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Country: Australia

Owner: ACTEW Water

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Cotter

Reservoir capacity: 78 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 10/09

Start of RCC: 10/09

End of RCC: 12/12

End of Project: 05/13

Specifications

Height: 82 metres

Length: 350 metres

Volume of RCC: 369 m3x103

Total volume: 400 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

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

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300
 400

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
70
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
120Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Enlarged Cotter completed
Enlarged Cotter completed

 

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