Overcoming the Obstacles—Hydroelectric Development on the Kankakee River

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by Bennett D. Reischauer, Stanley Consultants Inc, Muscatine, United States,
Richard G. Simms, Stanley Consultants Inc, Muscatine, United States,
Russell Johnson, Stanley Consultants Inc, Muscatine, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: A number of difficulties were encountered and resolved during development of a 1,200 kW hydroelectric project in northeastern Illinois. Located at the site of an abandoned hydroelectric facility, the project utilizes flow which would otherwise be wasted over the spillway of a 9-foot (2.7-meter) high dam. The project involves the following unique features which are discussed in this paper: enabling legislation, special permitting requirements, siphon turbines, hydraulic model study, and power utilization.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Rivers and streams | Hydraulic models | Model analysis | Hydrologic models | Legislation | Spillways | Dams | North America | Illinois | United States

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