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Digging the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal Zone

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Title:
Digging the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1910

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.157
System ID:
AA00015309:00001

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Material Information

Title:
Digging the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1910

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.157
System ID:
AA00015309:00001

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The Gatun dam is situated seven miles Ithrough a hill just below the dam.

from Colon. It is being made to impound When completed it will be 1200 feet

the waters of the Chagres river on the long. Its inside width will be 284 feet.

Atlantic side of the isthmus. A similar Its bottom and sides will be made of

dam is being constructed at Pedro Miguel concrete. The floor is from four feet to
.eighteen inches in thickness, with the
on the Pacific side. These will causesuce ten fve sea leve. he
surface ten feet above sea level. The
the water to form an inland lake cover- eiht feet t a the surfa

ing 163 square miles. The spillway is of the floor They rise on a one to ten

necessary in order to allow water in the slope and in four steps at the back to

lake that is not needed to find its way three feet at the top, which is twenty

back into the channel of the Chagres and feet above the floor. Besides the steam

thence into the Atlantic ocean at Fort shovels, busy loading the "spoil" into

Lorenzo. This dam will be nearly one cars, the drill is at work, making holes

and one-half miles long, 110 feet high, for the dynamite charge. This charge

and one-half a mile thick at the base. when exploded will break up the earth

It was necessary to build this spillway so that the steam shovels can handle it.

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