Engineering Features of the Red Bluff Research Pumping Plantby K. Warren Frizell,
Charles R. Liston,
Abstract: In 1995, the construction of the Red Bluff Research Pumping Plant (RBRPP) was completed. The pumping plant is a research facility for evaluating the biological/engineering features of two types of fish friendly pumps. Currently two Archimedes pumps and a centrifugal-helical pump are installed for evaluation, The pumps were designed to deliver about 100 ft at 18 ft of head. Each pump type has unique design features never before tested. This paper will discuss important engineering features of the plant, evaluation plans, coordination with the fisheries studies, and the status.
Subject Headings: Pumping stations | Pumps | Fish management | Construction management | Biological processes | Hydraulic design | Pumping tests
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