Riohacha, Colombia

RANCHERIA DAM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Client

Colombian Institute for Rural Development (INCODER)

Year

2015

Key facts

A Concrete Face Rockfill Dam (CFRD), 110 m high with a crest length of 378 m. Reservoir capacity of 198 hm³ and spillway with a design flow of 1,250 m3/s. Dam volume of 2,995,000 m³ Irrigation districts of 15,000 and 3,000 ha. The Ranchería pipeline is 11 km long, with a diameter of 2200 mm and pressure of 70 m.wc. San Juan pipeline is 18 km long, with a diameter of 1,300 mm and pressure of 123 m.wc. The tunnels are 2.19 km and 2.10 km long, bored in rock and lined for water flow.

Services

Operation and maintenance; operating rules and limnological study of the reservoir, including a limnological diagnosis and monitoring plan.