Pumping System Permits Diversion of Water River Dam

by Paul R. Kneitz, Tudor Engineering Co, United States,
Steven van Til, Tudor Engineering Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


For project construction at an existing Corps of Engineers' dam in New Mexico, where modifications to the existing outlet works were performed, a barge-mounted pumping system was used to convey reservoir discharges over the dam for release to the river downstream. The main components of this bypass system included a floating platform with pumps and diesel engines, a floating polyethylene pipeline on the reservoir, steel pipeline on both the upstream and downstream faces of the dam, a stilling basin and outfall conduit, fuel supply, alarm and communication system, and controls. The principal design features included the capability to operate at varying reservoir stage, reliability and redundancy, operating requirements, and water quality issues.

Subject Headings: Steel pipes | Pumps | Permits | Spillways | Rivers and streams | Dams | Hydro power | Communication systems | New Mexico | United States | Mexico

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