Hydro Power Intake Design—Criteria and Experience

by Perry L. Johnson, US Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering, & Research Cent, Denver, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: This paper briefly addresses parameters to be considered in hydro power intake designs. Included are design approaches and criteria, specific examples, and applicable references. Concerns for high head, low head, and pump storage intakes are noted.

Subject Headings: Water intakes | Hydro power | Head (fluid mechanics) | Hydraulic design | Waste storage | Energy storage | Water storage

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