John Day Lock and Dam: Planning and Site Selection

by J.F. Bruce,
Von Gunten G.H.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 35-56

Document Type: Journal Paper


Project now under construction on lower Columbia River, is multipurpose navigation, flood control, and power project, forming final link in slack-water development; important factors in project planning and study procedures that lead to economic determination of site, layout, and operating pool levels are presented; method of river diversion during construction establishment of size, characteristics, and number of generating units, and other project features are examined.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Project management | Construction methods | Site investigation | Construction sites | Economic factors | Rivers and streams | Floods | Navigation (waterway)

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