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Kiambere Dam, Kenya

 

 

The dam is built on the Tana River, 140km northwest of Nairobi, as a part of Kiambere Hydropower System.

 

 

Employer

Tana & Athi River, Development Authority Nairobi - Kenia

Main dam

 

 

type

fill dam with clay core

height

112

m

storage capacity

585 x 106

m3

crest length

840

m

incorporated material

6,2 x 106

m3

excavated material

1.4 x 106

m3

boreholes for grout curtain

24,100

m

Spillway

 

 

capacity

4,500

m3/s

length

260

m

concrete

60,000

m3

Emergency spillway

 

 

length

170

m

concrete

35,000

m3

Saddle dam

 

 

type

fill dam with clay core

height

41

m

crest length

1,470

m

incorporated material

1,6 x 106

m3

excavation

375,000

m3

boreholes for grout curtain

12,000

m

Diversion tunnels

 

 

length

614 and 556

m

diameters - respectively

10.0 and 8.5

m


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