Oxygenation of Releases from Richard B. Russell Dam

by James W. Gallagher, Jr., US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA, USA,
Gary V. Mauldin, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


In July 1972, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources requested the formation of a technical committee to analyze the water quality matters relating to the Russell project. Studies indicated that the water quality objectives could be met with the artificial addition of oxygen. Several methods of adding oxygen were then investigated. With the high oxygen and low temperature constraints, continuous oxygen injection with an on-site Government-owned cryogenic plant was identified as the most feasible alternative. This paper discusses field test results and the oxygen injection system.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Oxygen | Dams | Field tests | Reservoirs | Hydro power | Power plants | Pumping stations

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