Taking in the River

by Frederick Lux, III, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; Ayres Associates, Eau Claire, WI,
Richard M. Rudolph, P.E., Supervisor of Hydro Engineering and Special Construction; Northern States Power Co., Eau Claiare, WI,
Richard K. Frithiof, P.E., Senior Water Resources Engineer; Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, TX,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 7, Pg. 52-54

Document Type: Feature article


As dams across the country age, so do their intake gates, and testing them requires dewatering. To meet the challenge of dewatering these structures without upsetting sensitive aquatic environments, engineers have developed three novel closure methods.

Subject Headings: High-rise buildings | Water intakes | Gates (hydraulic) | Dewatering | Aging (material) | Aquatic habitats

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