Reservoir sediment sluicing - laboratory study

Rollin Hotchkiss, Gary Parker

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Abstract

Experiments are being conducted in a 12.2 meter long, 0.38 meter high, 15 centimeter wide flume to examine the behavior of reservoir sediment deposits in response to sluicing. Crushed walnut shells are used to simulate sediment. Water and sediment discharges range from 1.5 to 3.0 liters per second and 150 to 300 grams per minute, respectively. Results show that both reservoir water and sediment levels can be predicted from known values of normal open channel depth, sluicegate setting, discharge coefficient, and tailwater elevation. The significance of these results are explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages1073-1078
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872626709, 0872626709
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 8 1988Aug 12 1988

Publication series

NameHydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng

Other

OtherHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityColorado Springs, CO, USA
Period8/8/888/12/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hotchkiss, R., & Parker, G. (1988). Reservoir sediment sluicing - laboratory study. In Hydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng (pp. 1073-1078). (Hydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng). Publ by ASCE.