Wynoochee Lake and Dam—Flood Storage Reevaluation Study

by Christopher J. Lynch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


With the desire to increase the revenue generating potential of the Wynoochee Lake and Dam Project the cities of Tacoma and Aberdeen, Washington, have pursued the potential for retro-fitting a hydropower plant at the dam. The feasibility of the hydropower plant is dependent on higher average head for power generation. This paper discusses the Corps of Engineers reevaluation of the winter flood control requirements with the aim of raising the elevation of the winter operating pool.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Water storage | Lakes | Floods | Winter | Dams | Water resources | Washington | United States | Tacoma

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