Amistad Power Plant.
Final foundation rept.,
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT FORT WORTH TX
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Amistad Dam is located at approximate river mile 567 on the Rio Grande about 12 miles upstream from Del Rio, Texas. The dam consists of a 950-foot long concrete spillway section in the main river channel flanked by non-overflow concrete sections and earth embankments on each side of the spillway section, and an earth dike extending about 2.2 miles east of the United States end of the main dam. The non-overflow concrete sections of the dam include a 225 foot long power intake section on the United States side and a 223-foot long power intake section on the Mexico side. Maximum height of the dam is 254 feet with crest elevation of the spillway section at elevation 1086.4 feet above mean sea level. This report provides a complete record of foundation conditions encountered during construction of the Amistad Power Plant. Information will be valuable when evaluating 1 necessary remedial action required to prevent or repair any failures resulting from foundation deficiencies, 2 contractor claims related to foundation conditions or alleged change of conditions, and 3 planning and design of future comparable construction projects.
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