Seville, Spain

JOSÉ TORÁN DAM

Client

Guadalquivir River Basin Authority.

Year

1999

Key facts

78 m high arch dam on the river Guadalbarcar. 330 m crest length. Reservoir capacity: 101 hm3. Straight-drop spillway with a 353 m3/s design flow. Physical modelling at scale 1:33 for the bottom outlets, stilling basin and restitution to the river. Operating rules in normal scenarios: impounding curves – operation rule curves – management chart – operation mode.

Services

On-site construction and control supervision, quality control testing laboratory (1985 – 1991). Inspection and monitoring of joint grouting, grouting and drainage within the foundation treatment, appurtenant works and first filling (1991 – 1992). Operating rules (1998 – 1999). Physical model for the outlet works, stilling basin and restitution to the river (1998 – 1999).