Newly rebuilt Missouri dam uses roller-compacted concrete

01/28/2010 | Engineering News-Record

A rebuild of Missouri's Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir dam -- following a disastrous over-topping in 2005 that sent a 20-foot wave down the mountain on which it is built -- is almost finished, and the newly reinforced earth-and-rockfill dike should be ready by April 1. The new dam uses roller-compacted concrete that was made by pulverizing rocks from the old dam.

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