Hydraulic model study of canoe chute and fish passage for the chicago river north branch dam

Jorge D. Abad, Andy Waratuke, Cristiana Barnas, Marcelo Horacio Garcia

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Abstract

The hydrodynamics at two design discharges (85 and 15 exceedence on the flow duration curve) in the vicinity of the existing North Branch Dam are presented. A combination boat chute/fish passage is being designed for integration into the existing dam. The Dutch pool and orifice fishway has been selected for the fishway due to its relatively low flow requirement (on the order of 5 cfs for most operating heads), low velocities in the fishway, and relatively low turbulence in the fishway - all making it a reasonable option for passage of non-anadromous fish in a low-gradient waterway. The details of the hydrodynamics of this structure are being examined with a combination of a physical model study and through the performance Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Subtitle of host publicationGreat Rivers
Pages3107-3117
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: May 17 2009May 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Volume342

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period5/17/095/21/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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