Inflatable Dam Regulates River Levelby Robert A. Gunnerson, Structural Engr.; Public Service Company of Colorado, Denver, Colo.,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 2, Pg. 83
Document Type: Feature article
Inflatable dams are economically feasible for maintaining a required constant water elevation on rivers and streams where flooding poses problems. Puncture resistant material, inflated with water, was used by the Public Service Company of Colorado to pool water for cooling purposes in one of their powerplants. When deflated during times of high runoff, the material lays flat on top of a concrete slab in the river bottom presenting no barrier to debris.
Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Dams | Hydro power | Floods | Public services | Economic factors | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Water management | North America | Colorado | United States
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