Mulunguzi/Zomba Dam

Type: Rock-Fill Clay Core (RFCC)
Construction Date: 1997 - August 2001
Location: Zomba, Malawi
S 15.361967° E 35.314123°
Mulunguzi/Zomba Dam, situated high on the escarpment above the town of Zomba, Malawi, is a 35m high Rock-Fill Clay Core Dam (RFCC) with a 309m crest length.

Mulunguzi/Zomba Dam Instrumentation consists of the following:
  • Vibrating Wire Embankment Piezometers in the Clay Core 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 (Clay Core)
Geokon Vibrating Wire Model 4500S

Designers: N/A

Consulting Engineers: Lyhmeyer International and Steward Scott Incorporated (SSI)

Contractors: CMC di Ravenna and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) joint Venture

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