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 | Wastewater management | Fish and fishery management | Waste management | Hydro power | Water treatment | Water management | Water-based recreation | Tennessee | United States

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