Design of Water Intake Structures for Fish Protection

Task Committee on Fish-Handling Capability of Intake Structures of the Committee on Hydraulic Structures of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-291-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-291-6 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 163

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This publication presents the results of a study on available technical information on the characteristics of water intake structures designed to eliminate or reduce damage to fish. Biological criteria and the reliability of hardware are assessed. Engineering factors influencing intake design are covered. Considerable attention is given to practical fish protection methods, including fish diversion methods, fish deterrence, passive physical exclusion methods, and design of traveling screens. Fine screening methods for small organisms are also discussed, including collection and removal methods and passive physical exclusion methods. The design of bypass, pipeline, and pump fish return systems are also covered. Many of the systems discussed in the book are illustrated. This publication has been prepared as an aid to the practicing engineer and current acceptable procedures using proven hardware are stressed.

Subject Headings: Water intakes | Hydraulic design | Protective structures | Fish management | Publications | Structural design | Damage (structural) | Biological processes


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