Head Recovery in the Tailwater of Low Head Hydro Power Stations

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

Modeling Approaches for Tailwater Enhancement

Effects of Hydromodernization on Tailwater Fish Habitats

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...

Use of Weirs for Tailwater Improvements Downstream from TVA Hydropower Dams

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...

Dynamic Fish Growth Modeling for Tailwater Fishery Management

Mechanical Aeration System Design for Reservoir Tailwater Enhancement
Low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations in tailraces below hydropower facilities has been identified as a problem at some projects during nongeneration periods. One technique which may...

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...

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...

Managing Two Lakes with Significant Tailwater Fisheries
Norfork and Bull Shoals Dams on the White River in Arkansas were constructed in 1944 and 1951, respectively. The authorized purposes were for flood control, hydropower generation, and...

The Effect of Aeration on Scour
A vertical water jet was used to study the effects of entrained air, tailwater depth, size of bed material, jet diameter, and jet velocity on scour. Small amounts of entrained air were...

Economic Impacts of Storm Sewer Design Criteria
This paper discusses the selection of storm sewer design criteria and the resulting economic impacts. Using the Rational Method for calculating design flows, an investigation was made...

Tailwater Management for Beneficial Uses
Tailwaters can provide significant benefits for recreation, fisheries, assimilative capacity for treated wastewaters, and water supply for municipalities and industries. Development and...

Hydro Turbine Submergence
The elevation of a hydro-electric turbine above or below tailwater is based on hydraulic model studies to determine the critical sigma, defined as the ratio of barometric pressure plus...

Scour Protection at the Straight Drop Spillway
Tests were conducted to determine the scour and the effect of tailwater on scour downstream of the straight drop spillway stilling basin. Preliminary results are presented on performance...

Downramping to Minimize Stranding of Salmonid Fry
The objective of this study was to develop a downramping regime for the Jackson Hydroelectric Project on the Sultan River in Washington that minimizes the stranding of juvenile salmon...

 

 

 

 

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