Table 1.

Main data for Malpasset dam

OwnerVar Department
DesignerCoyne et Bellier
ContractorEntreprise Léon Ballot
Height on foundation rock65 m
Height on river level60 m
Crest length222 m + thrust block 20 m
Maximum/minimum thickness9 m/1.5 m
Concrete volume48 000 m3
Reservoir volume50 hm3
Construction years/failure date1952–1954/2 December 1959