Shuibuya CFRD is the highest one of its type among those built or under construction in the world with a maximum height of 233 m. The rockfill volume of the dam is 15.7 million m3.
The design and construction of the dam have applied the state of the art of modern CFRD and it also represents the highest level of present CFRD construction. The technical innovation and progress include: optimized rockfill construction steps, dynamic compaction of riverbed foundation, new type waterstop structure and materials, permanent horizontal joint, treatment of extrude curb, GPS recorded compaction tracks, fast check of compaction density, advanced instrumentation, etc. Dam construction was completed in 2008. After reservoir impoundment, the dam’s operation is normal and presents good performance.
The project is owned by Hubei Qingjiang Hydroelectric Development Co., Ltd.