Effects of Hydromodernization on Tailwater Fish Habitats

Head Recovery in the Tailwater of Low Head Hydro Power Stations

Modeling Approaches for Tailwater Enhancement

Total Dissolved Gas in the Near-Field Tailwater of Ice Harbor Dam

Influence of Backwater on Headcut Advance
A study was performed to examine the influence of backwater level downstream of an overfall on headcut advance. The discharge, overfall height, and soil type were held constant while varying...

Managing Border Irrigation for Near-Zero Discharge
A dimensionless database of previously executed simulations of sloping-border irrigation with tailwater runoff constitutes the heart of design-aid software showing the effects on runoff...

Tailwater Fishery Management Using a Fish Bioenergetics Model
Water releases from TVA reservoirs exert great influence on downstream water quality. Analytical tools to quantify biological response to altered environmental conditions, such as dissolved...

Water Conservation and Delivery Flexibility in the Imperial Irrigation District Through Lateral Interceptor Systems
The lateral interceptor concept was conceived in the wake of a water conservation effort to reduce several sources of water loss typical of irrigation districts. These sources include...

Local Scour Potential for Large Bed Material with Shallow Tailwater Depth
Jet momentum acting on a bed particle and submerged jet diffusion theory were employed to derive scour prediction formulas in a plunge pool. Semi-theoretical formulas were suggested for...

Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Routing Models in Low Relief Basins of South Florida
Combined use of hydrologic and hydraulic routing models to analyze the rainfall-runoff processes during a storm event is a common practice. In this approach, a hydrologic model is employed...

RCHARC: A New Method for Physical Habitat Analysis
The Riverine Community Habitat Assessment and Restoration Concept (RCHARC) is applied to the Gavin's Point tailwater of the mainstem Missouri River as part of studies by the U.S. Army...

Performance of Prototype Aerating Weirs Downstream From TVA Hydropower Dams
TVA has constructed aerating weirs below certain of its hydropower dams to (1) increase tailwater dissolved oxygen (DO) content during generation, and (2) improve minimum flows between...

Uncertainties of Tailwater in an Inundation Study: Dam Upgrade Optimization for Hazard Reduction
When an upgrade is required for a dam with an inadequate spillway system, the potential impact of tailwater during an extreme storm in an inundation study should be considered. This paper...

Pressure Relief Under Hydraulic Jump Stilling Basins
Gravity drainage cannot be used for any portion of a structure located below tailwater level. Yet, drainage of this area may be required to relieve sub-floor pressures and reduce the risk...

Chatuge Hydroproject Aerating Infuser Physical Model Study
The Tennessee Valley Authority is investigating the feasibility of a dual purpose reregulation and aeration weir to increase the dissolved oxygen in water releases and to provide continuous...

Use of Weirs for Tailwater Improvements Downstream from TVA Hydropower Dams

Dynamic Fish Growth Modeling for Tailwater Fishery Management

Thermal Regimes at Tailwaters of Hydroelectric Dam
Continuous temperature data were collected in the field for periods of approximately two weeks in Center Hill Tailwater. These data were analyzed to determine the warming rates and travel...

Evaluation of Embankment Erosion at TVA's Chickamauga Project
Studies were made to evaluate the extent of erosion to be expected under probable maximum flood (PMF) conditions. The erosion studies were made using the EMBANK computer program. The results...

Reviewing the Operating Objectives of the TVA Reservoir System
Under the Tennessee Valley Authority's Lake Improvement Plan, approved by the Board of Directors in February 1991, minimum flows will be provided systemwide, the releases...

 

 

 

 

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