Detailed view for Villers-devant-Mouzon

Details
Generals
NameVillers-devant-Mouzon
CountryFrance
Concerned RiverMeuse
Typesteel rubber gate
Short Description

The Villers-devant-Mouzon dam is located on the Meuse River in France.

It is divided in two parts by an island: the right-hand dam has two openings, each about 17 m wide and the left-hand dam has one 17 m wide opening. 

Main characteristics
Water Head (m)N/A
Upstream height (m)+NN 154.36
Downstream height (m)N/A
Discharge (m/s)N/A
Total length (m)approx. 51 m
Number of spans & dimensions

3 spans with a width of approx. 17 m. However, only one span is equipped with a steel-rubber gate.

Weir height (m)2
Construction
Progress statusCompleted
Date of completion12/15/2005
Owner

Voies Navigables de France (VNF)

Operations

Voies Navigables de France (VNF)

Design group

Satujo SA, Boisset Gaujac, France (rubber gate commissioned in 1985)

Obermeyer Hydro Inc., Fort Collins, USA  & Dyrhoff OK Ltd., Folkestone, UK. (steel-rubber gate commissioned in 2005)

Constructors

Satujo SA, Boisset Gaujac, France (rubber gate commissioned in 1985)

Obermeyer Hydro Inc., Fort Collins, USA  & Dyrhoff OK Ltd., Folkestone, UK. (steel-rubber gate commissioned in 2005)

Cost estimation478,280.40 euro
Location

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PIANC References for this project

In progress

Abstract

The Villers-devant-Mouzon dam is located on the Meuse River south of Sedan and 4 km upstream of a large tributary, the Chiers river. Originally, needle weirs regulated the water level of the Remilly reach. A first experiment was conducted in 1982 and planning started on the rehabilitation project to replace one of the needle weirs by a rubber gate. The rubber gate was a water-filled type with a height of 1.45 m. In 1995, the rubber gate was destroyed during an extreme flood by debris and the needles were placed again.

In 2005, a steel rubber gate was installed. The gate consists of three modules each 5.87 m wide, making a total width of 17.69 m. The height of the gate is 2.00 m.

Documents to download
  • 120- PReview WG166- Villers-devant-Mouzon.pdf - 120- PReview WG166- Villers-devant-Mouzon.pdf
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