Construction and Operation of Willow Creek Dam


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Title: Construction and Operation of Willow Creek Dam

Author(s): Ernest Schrader and Richard McKinnon

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 38-45

Keywords: admixtures; compacting; concrete construc-tion; concrete dams; construction costs; construction management; fly ash; mass concrete; shear strength; tests; vibration.

Date: 5/1/1984

The nature of roller compacted concrete and speed of construction required immediate control and management cooperation from both the design and con-struction personnel. Earth-moving techniques were used to haul, spread, and compact the concrete. Requirements for aggregate quality and mixing were greatly relaxed and cement factors decreased.