The Guri Hydroelectric Project, located on the Caroni River in
Venezuela, is designed to provide power for the industrial development and
river regulation for other downstream plants. The dam is a concrete gravity
structure with an earth and rock-filled tie-in to the right bank. In the
initial project, the crest will be at El. 220 m above sea level. In the
future it is proposed to raise the crest in stages to EI. 245 m and finally
to El. 266 m above sea level. The spillway located on the left abutment
will consist of three converging concrete chutes with a total width at
the crest of 182 m (including the piers) and with lengths varying from 175
to 225m. Intakes and penstocks are incorporated within the gravity structure
and lead to the proposed turbines in the powerhouse located downstream
of the concrete structure.
Harza Engineering Company, Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana
Anderson, Alvin G.; Charbonneau, Arthur L..
Hydraulic Model Studies for the Guri Hydroelectric Project Report On the Second Stage Diversion and Flow Characteristics of the Spillway.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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