Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Edwin Maurer


This Senior Design Project is a spillway design option for the proposed Anderson Dam based on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Seismic Retrofit Project. The focus was to design a spillway resistant to cavitation to prevent a failure similar to the Oroville Dam Crisis in 2017. The design includes initial concept designs for a morning glory spillway and a chute spillway, followed by initial structural design and hydraulic verification for the chute spillway option. Hydraulic verification was done using Flow 3D and Flowsight to create accurate hydraulic models of the spillway.