Massinger Dam

Type: Earth-Fill Dam
Construction Date: 1971 - 2006
Location: Massinger, Mozambique
S 23.876333° E 32.145885°
Massinger Dam, situated near Massinger Village, Mozambique is a 46m high Rock-Fill Clay-Core (RFCC) dam with a 4,595m crest length.

Dam construction started in 1971 but was halted due to the Mozambique civil war.

Refurbishment started in 4004 and was completed in 2006.

The Dam surface area is 150km² with a potential capacity of 2.800 million m³.

Massinger Dam Instrumentation consists of the following:
  • Vibrating Wire Embankment Piezometers measuring pore pressure.
  • Vibrating Wire Foundation Piezometers measuring pore pressure.

Instruments installed in and around the Dam Embankment are intended to monitor:
  • Pore pressure build-up in the embankment and foundation.

Installed Instruments Specification:
Piezometers (Foundation)
Geokon Vibrating Wire Model 4500S

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