Oroville Dam Diversion Tunnels

by Cortland C. Lanning,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 51-68


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The initial design approach of two 35-ft diam diversion tunnels is presented to provide a means of comparison with their prototype operation by a large magnitude storm. Diversion tunnels are unusual due to their alinement requirements which are based on their being converted to tailrace tunnels for an underground power plant. A list of the model study questions and answers have been included to show the areas of concern during design.

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Power plants | Model analysis | Comparative studies | Storms | Underground structures | Dams

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