Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project

by Arthur P. Geuss,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-24

Document Type: Journal Paper


The unique design and construction of the Main Spillway Dam of the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project is described in this paper, together with other project features, which include the powerhouse, diversion tunnel, forebay channel, and auxiliary spillway. The location and development of the site involved factors such as foundation, seasonal limitations on headwater elevation, and construction of the main spillway in a single low-flow season. The project is a run-of-the-river development, requiring the design of a dam and spillway which would not cause any increase in the natural flood water levels upstream from the project.

Subject Headings: Spillways | Canyons | Hydro power | Hydraulic design | Dams | Construction sites | Seasonal variations | Infrastructure construction

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