Engineering Features of the Red Bluff Research Pumping Plant

by K. Warren Frizell,
Charles R. Liston,
Stephen Atkinson,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


In 1995, the construction of the Red Bluff Research Pumping Plant (RBRPP) was completed. The pumping plant is a research facility for evaluating the biological/engineering features of two types of fish friendly pumps. Currently two Archimedes pumps and a centrifugal-helical pump are installed for evaluation, The pumps were designed to deliver about 100 ft at 18 ft of head. Each pump type has unique design features never before tested. This paper will discuss important engineering features of the plant, evaluation plans, coordination with the fisheries studies, and the status.

Subject Headings: Pumping stations | Pumps | Fish and fishery management | Pumping tests | Hydraulic design | Construction management | Biological processes

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