SC080015 - Research into Stepped, Masonry Spillway Chutes at Dams

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:12/06/2008
End date:31/10/2010
  • science,
  • Water Resources,
  • flood storage,
  • engineering and construction,
  • Health,
  • hydraulics,
  • asset determination,
  • maintenance and operations,
  • civil engineering,
  • Erosion,
  • safety and risk,
  • inspections,
  • Flood Defence,
  • technology and innovation
  • MWH UK Ltd


This project researched the safety of stepped masonry spillways following failures of structures at Boltby and Ulley reservoirs. The project has produced a technical report which includes guidance on the design and maintenance of stepped masonry spillways and good practice for structural inspections to prevent future failures.