Stilling Basin Damage at Chief Joseph Dam

by R.H. Gedney,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 97-120

Document Type: Journal Paper


200 ft high dam has tainter-gate controlled ogee spillway that discharges into hydraulic jump-type, energy dissipator with single row of baffles and end sill; damages in concrete of stilling basin were discovered 2 yr after project became operative; evaluation of conditions that are considered to have contributed to damage.

Subject Headings: Damage (structural) | Stilling basins | Dams | Damage (material) | Concrete dams | Baffles (hydraulic) | Water discharge | Spillways | Energy dissipation | Hydraulics

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