Cooling Pond Design in the Southwest

by T.J. Cotter,
A.W. Lotz,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 85-106

Document Type: Journal Paper


Factors that should be taken into consideration in design of cooling pond to develop maximum cooling efficiency, are presented; importance in arid regions of Southwest; description of 3300 acre ft pond at Cholla 290 Mw power plant and Four-Corners 350 Mw power plant both in New Mexico; construction of cooling pond dams, reservoirs, and intake structures; comparison with cooling tower systems.

Subject Headings: Cooling towers | Power plants | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Temperature effects | Ponds | Water intakes | Arid lands | Developing countries | New Mexico | United States

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