Thermal Density Underflow Diversion, Kingston Stream Plant

by Rex A. Elder, (M.ASCE), Head; Hydr. Lab., Div. of Water Control Planning, Hydr. Data Branch, Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris, Tenn.,
Gale B. Dougherty, (A.M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; Southern Services, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: During design of Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Steam Plant it became desirable to develop facilities which would divert cold waters which pass site as thermally stratified density underflows and cause them to be drawn approximately 2 mi up side channel at same depth as original channel, after which they would cross area one mi long and 20 to 25 ft higher than original channel; how problem was solved.

Subject Headings: Subsurface flow | Thermal effects | Rivers and streams | Building design | Density stratification | Density currents | Hydraulic design | Federal government | Thermal properties | North America | Tennessee | United States

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