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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.

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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NameCountryOwnerPurposeRiverReservoir capacity (m3x106)Construction datesDimensionsVolumeFacingsPlacementCementitious material
StartFinishHeightLengthRCCTotalUpstreamDownstreamSpillwayLayersLiftsCementPozzolan
ProjectRCCRCCProject(m)(m)(m3x103)(m3x103)SlopeTypeSlopeTypeSlopeType(m)(m)(kg/m3)(kg/m3)
Wolwedans
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South AfricaDepartment of Water & SanitationWGreat Brak2411/8710/8809/8911/9070268180210V(1)0.50(1)*0.50(1)*25025058136(F)
ShanziChinaLianjiang Water Conservancy BureauF H I WAojiang17208/9211/9305/9406/9566274180272V(5)0.80(10)0.77(13)30030065
55
125
95
(F)
ChalilloBelizeBelize Electricity LtdHMacal12007/0303/0410/0512/06684251802100.20(1)0.75(3')*0.75(12)30036008025(N)
ChucasCosta RicaH 450- /11- /14- /16- /17481301802000.20 0.75 0.75 30025009696(N)

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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: Arch-Gravity

Purpose(s): Water Supply

River: Great Brak

Reservoir capacity: 24 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 11/87

Start of RCC: 11/87

End of RCC: 09/89

End of Project: 11/90

Specifications

Height: 70 metres

Length: 268 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 210 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.50Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.50Traditional concrete against formwork  [stepped face]

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
250250

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
58
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
136Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
  
Wolwedans completed
Wolwedans completed

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Country: China

Owner: Lianjiang Water Conservancy Bureau

Type: Gravity

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

River: Aojiang

Reservoir capacity: 172 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 08/92

Start of RCC: 08/92

End of RCC: 05/94

End of Project: 06/95

Specifications

Height: 66 metres

Length: 274 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 272 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
VerticalTraditional concrete against precast concrete panels
Downstream
SlopeType
0.80RCC against precast concrete blocks
Spillway
SlopeType
0.77Reinforced concrete cast against precast units or slip-formed facing elements

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
300300

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
65
55
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
125Low-lime flyash (ASTM Class F)
95 
Shanzi completed
Shanzi completed

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Country: Belize

Owner: Belize Electricity Ltd

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: Macal

Reservoir capacity: 120 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: 07/03

Start of RCC: 07/03

End of RCC: 10/05

End of Project: 12/06

Specifications

Height: 68 metres

Length: 425 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 210 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
0.20Traditional concrete against formwork
Downstream
SlopeType
0.75RCC against formwork (GEVR/GE-RCC)  [stepped face]
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75Reinforced conventional concrete cast after RCC placement

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
3003600

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
80
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
25Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)
  
Chalillo completed
Chalillo completed

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Country: Costa Rica

Owner: -

Type: Gravity

Purpose(s): Hydropower

River: -

Reservoir capacity: 450 m3x106

Construction Dates

Start of Project: -/11

Start of RCC: -/11

End of RCC: -/16

End of Project: -/17

Specifications

Height: 48 metres

Length: 130 metres

Volume of RCC: 180 m3x103

Total volume: 200 m3x103

Construction Methods

Facings

Upstream
SlopeType
0.20 
Downstream
SlopeType
0.75 
Spillway
SlopeType
0.75 

Placement

Layers (mm)Lifts (mm)
3002500

Cementitious material

Cement (kg/m3)
96
Pozzolan (kg/m3)Pozzolan Type
96Natural pozzolan (ASTM Class N)
  
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