Scour Protection at the Straight Drop Spillway

by Charles E. Rice, USDA, United States,
Kem C. Kadavy, USDA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Tests were conducted to determine the scour and the effect of tailwater on scour downstream of the straight drop spillway stilling basin. Preliminary results are presented on performance with three riprap sizes. Spillway performance with and without wingwalls is discussed.

Subject Headings: Scour | Spillways | Rivers and streams | Stilling basins | Tailwater | Riprap

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