Simple Flume for Guidance and Impingement Studies

by James L. Congleton, Aquatic Biologist; Kramer & Mayo, Inc., Seattle, Wash.,
Ronald D. Mayo, (M.ASCE), Executive Vice Pres.; Kramer & Mayo, Inc., Seattle, Wash.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 35-42

Document Type: Journal Paper


The design and operation of a simple recirculating test flume is described. This inexpensive flume has proven useful in developing design criteria for power plant intake screens. Two series of tests are described to demonstrate use of the flume. One series of tests dealt with a fish guidance device, while a second series produced data relating impingement mortality to approach velocity and impingement time. The application of impingement mortality data to the design of power plant intake screens is analyzed, with several examples.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Flumes | Fish management

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