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Published in Hydraulic Engineering: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering sessions at Water Forum ’92. Baltimore, Maryland, August 2–6, 1992. Published by American Society of Civil Engineers.


Research performed by the ASCE Hydraulics Division - Task Committee on Alternatives for Overtopping Protection for Dams includes the investigation of innovative spillway designs. This paper briefly describes the design and construction of labyrinth spillways, fuseplug embankments, and flexible membrane spillways. A more detailed discussion will be included in the final report of the Task Committee.