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Vajont Dam

General Information

Other name(s): Vaiont Dam
Beginning of works: 1956
Completion: 1959
Status: out of service

Project Type

Structure: Arch dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectric dam / plant
Material: Concrete dam

Location

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Impounded:
  • Piave River
Coordinates: 46° 16' 1.00" N    12° 19' 46.00" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 261.60 m
retained water volume 150 000 000 m³
crest length 190.15 m
crest thickness 3.40 m
base thickness 22.11 m

Quantities

concrete volume 360 000 m³

Materials

dam structure reinforced concrete

Chronology

9 October 1963, 22:39

260 million cubic meters of rock and mud slide into to the lake. 50 million cubic meters of water form two gigantic waves that run up- and downstream. The water runs over the dam in a 160 meter high wave overrunning the villages of Longarone, Castellavazzo, Erto, Casso and others, killing 1917 people. The Dam at Vajont remains unmanaged.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001119
  • Date created
    28/10/2000
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014
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