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Rocky Gulch Dam

   
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Location:

USA

State:

Arizona

Client:

Phelps Dodge Mining Company

Highlights:

Remote site

Cast-in-place vertical upstream face

Internal spillway

Project Overview

The project involved constructing a new RCC containment dam nine miles inside the active open pit copper mine. The RCC batch plant was located approximately 1'/ miles from the dam, with RCC hauled in 35 ton (32 t) rock trucks to the dam site. Other features of the project include riprap placement, backfill, and general site work

Technical Details:

Type of Dam: RCC Cast
Height: 64 feet; 20 m
Crest Length: 265 feet; 81 m
RCC Volume: 7,800 cy; 5,960 cm

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