Planning and Designing the Powerplant at Stampede Dam

by James C. Conwell, Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA, USA,
Jerry B. Hammons, Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


Power development at Stampede Dam was complicated due to the uncertainty about future reservoir operation and the need to design for seismic risk while attempting to minimize overall cost. This paper reviews the title subject in terms of alternative plans, sizing studies, site conditions, and other related topics.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Dams | Hydro power | Load and resistance factor design | Economic factors | Seismic design | Reservoirs | Feasibility studies

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