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New Elmer Thomas Dam

   
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Location:

USA

State:

Oklahoma

Client:

US Fish & Wildlife

Highlights:

Cold weather RCC placement

Reservoir dewatering system

Weigh batch twin shaft compulsory RCC mixing

Smooth, sloping downstream face

Project Overview

The project involved maintaining the existing reservoir in a dewatered state while constructing a new RCC dam immediately downstream of an existing earth/rockfill dam. Other features of the project included furnishing, installing and operating a 600 hp, 50 cfs, barge-mounted, vertical turbine pump dewatering system; foundation rock blasting and excavation; construction of a new intake tower and outlet works; and removing the old dam.

Technical Details:

Type of Dam: RCC Gravity
Height: 110 feet; 34 m
Crest Length: 450 feet; 137 m
RCC Volume: 38,000 cy; 29,000 cm

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