A Tale of Two Dams

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Title: A Tale of Two Dams

Author(s): Kenneth D. Hansen

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 44-48

Keywords: spillway, design, arch, earth

Date: 11/1/2017

Abstract:
The failure of the primary service spillway for California’s Oroville Dam on the Feather River has piqued the interest of the dam building profession worldwide. Possible origins of the failure are examined through a comparison between Oroville Dam and Daniel-Johnson Dam in Quebec, Canada.