Strengths and Weaknesses of Shallow Water Equations in Steep Open Channel Flow
The paper evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of shallow water equations in steep open channel flow. These equations, 1) St. Venant equations, 2) steep slope shallow water equations...

Alternatives for Overtopping Protection of Dams
Prepared by the Task Committee on Overtopping Protection of the Hydraulics Division of ASCE. This report summarizes the results of an inventory and...

A Fish Bypass Screen at Puntledge Project
An Eicher screen has been designed for the Puntledge Diversion Project on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Its purpose is to reduce the mortality of downstream migrating juvenile...

Influence of a Sand Layer on Headcut Advance
The presence of an erodible material layer in the soil profile has been observed to influence headcut movement in earth emergency spillways. Large-scale flume tests were conducted to examine...

Roller Compacted Concrete for Embankment Overtopping Protection
In the first National Dam Safety Inventory and inspection performed by the Corps of Engineers, the majority of deficiencies found were related to the inability of the project to retain...

Rehabilitation of Crescent and Vischer Ferry Dams—Construction Techniques & Problem Solutions
This paper reviews some of the problems encountered during the rehabilitation of the Crescent & Vischer Ferry Dams and the techniques used to comply with strict water level regulations...

Twin Lakes Enlargement and Rehabilitation
The Twin Lakes Enlargement and Rehabilitation Project involves an enlarged embankment replacing a two-tiered reservoir system with a single, larger-volume reservoir and new appurtenances....

Rehabilitation of Plane Nine Dam
Plane Nine Dam, an earthen water supply dam near Altoona, Pennsylvania, was constructed in 1907. The dam performed satisfactorily for more than 80 years but it deteriorated with time and...

Bureau of Reclamation Experience with Innovative Solutions to Increased Design Floods
Over the last several decades advances in the hydrologist's ability to estimate floods have resulted in increases to the design floods for many existing drainages. As with other dams throughout...

Real-Time Forecast and Its Use for Bradley Lake Project
A forecast model was developed to assist the project operator to make a realistic prediction of lake inflow and to optimize the water usage in Bradley Lake which has an active storage...

Streamflow Depletions and Water Transfers in Idaho
In the state of Idaho, streamflow depletions are quantified utilizing parameters of rate of flow, total volume diverted, and volume consumptively used. This paper summarizes the engineering...

Streamflow Depletions for Water Transfers in Utah
All inter- or intra-state transfers of Utah water rights must be accomplished by application and receive the approval of the Utah State Engineer. This paper summarizes the engineering...

Streamflow Depletions Considered in Water Transfers
In the State of Colorado, streamflow depletions are defined as that amount of water diverted to beneficial use minus return flows to the stream system. This paper summarizes the engineering...

Hydrological Impacts of a California Water Transfer
Conaway Ranch, located in Yolo County, California, transferred water to the California Emergency Drought Water Bank (Water Bank) in 1991 and 1992. Water for these transfers was generated...

Disaster Reduction in Dam and Reservoir Design
Disaster reduction for small- and medium-sized reservoir projects is considered for two specific types of dam failure: 1) during extremely high floods, and 2) when severe reservoir silting...

Velocity Reduction at a Submerged Pipe Outlet
This paper presents the results of a specific model study to reduce the 17.5 m/s (57.3 ft/s) discharge velocity of a submerged circular pipe discharging at floor level into a 30.5 m (100...

Compacted Spillway
The compacted spillway (CSW) refers to a spillway accompanied by jets located on its face to dissipate the excess energy. The (CSW) has a standard ogee profile with three jets located...

Uncertainties of Tailwater in an Inundation Study: Dam Upgrade Optimization for Hazard Reduction
When an upgrade is required for a dam with an inadequate spillway system, the potential impact of tailwater during an extreme storm in an inundation study should be considered. This paper...

New Austrian Dam Side-Channel Spillway
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 17 October 1989 damaged the chute spillway at the Austrian Dam near San Jose, California. The replacement spillway, with a higher design discharge of 11,500...

Bartlett Dam Fuseplug Auxiliary Spillway
Bartlett Dam is located approximately 77 km northeast of Phoenix, Arizona on the Verde River. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has determined that the structure is not capable of...

 

 

 

 

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