Tailwater Management for Beneficial Uses

by Richard J. Ruane, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States,
Gary E. Hauser, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States,
Bruce L. Yeager, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


Tailwaters can provide significant benefits for recreation, fisheries, assimilative capacity for treated wastewaters, and water supply for municipalities and industries. Development and implementation of tailwater management plans can greatly enhance these uses. TVA uses a strategy that incorporates these beneficial uses into plans for selected tailwaters and this paper summarizes these efforts.

Subject Headings: Tailwater | Water-based recreation | Municipal wastewater | Industrial wastes | Hydro power | Water resources | Water management | Wastewater management | Tennessee | United States

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