Single Conduit Dam Design

by Kathy Hacker, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA, USA,
Noel Gilbrough, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


In today's arena of increasingly higher costs for major dams, planners and designers are continuing to look into ways of reducing the overall costs for the development of their proposed projects. One cost saving proposal under consideration by the Seattle District Army Corps of Engineers is the reduction in the overall number of conduits designed throughout a dam. The single conduit concept, which is the use of a single conduit for multiple functions, was used in the design of the project for a Feasibility Study done for a multipurpose dam on the Similkameen River in Washington State. The Similkameen River Basin is located in North Central Washington and Southern British Columbia. The proposed project purposes are flood control, hydropower, irrigation and low flow augmentation for fisheries.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Conduits | Concrete dams | Project management | Dams | Rivers and streams | Power plants | Washington | United States | Seattle | British Columbia | Canada

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