Tidal Navigational Problems Below Wilson Dam

by R.A. Elder,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 121-134

Document Type: Journal Paper


Modernization of 14,500 ft canal; navigational problems caused by up to 100,-000 cfs fluctuating turbine discharge of powerhouse, resembling twice daily tide; use of 1:100 scale model; modification in entrance shape to eliminate two cross-current problems; extension of downstream point of land between canal and river and placing of six 32 ft diam sheet-piling cells on 57 ft centers parallel to river.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Tides | Navigation (geomatic) | Dams | Canals | Navigation (waterway) | Turbines | Water discharge

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