Three-Dimensional Plotting in Dam Potentials

by Rong-Heng Kuo, Int Boundry & Water Commission, El Paso, TX, USA,
Conrad G. Keyes, Jr., Int Boundry & Water Commission, El Paso, TX, USA,
James Gose, Int Boundry & Water Commission, El Paso, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: Hydroelectric development is important to many basins in the western United States. Topographical studies are normally used to arrive at sites to be chosen for further investigation of hydroelectric power potential. Locations of the optimum sites with average runoff greater than 100 cfs (2. 83 cms) can be selected by use of a three-dimensional plotting technique called the WOLF Plotting and Contouring Package System. The optimum low-head hydroelectric locations in the Pecos River Basin have been selected by this technique that conserves energy, funding and human resources in the selection system.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Dams | Power plants | Basins | Site investigation | Personnel management | Topography | Rivers and streams | Head (fluid mechanics) | North America | United States

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