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Title: Richard B. Russell Lake water quality investigation : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Savannah District.
Fontane, Darrell G.
Bohan, Joseph P.
Keywords: Mathematical models
Numerical models
Richard B. Russell Lake
Oxygen regimes
Dissolved oxygen
Water quality
Physical models
Hydraulic models
Issue Date: Dec-1974
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-74-14.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The thermal and dissolved OxYgen regimes of the proposed Trotters Shoals (Richard B. Russell) Reservoir were simulated using a combination of physical and mathematical models. The effects of the Trotters Shoals Reservoir upon the thermal and dissolved oxygen regimes of a downstream impoundment, Clark Hill, were also evaluated. Both conventional power generation and pumped-storage power operations at Trotters Shoals Reservoir were studied. Three physical models were used to describe the expected hydrodynamics in Trotters Shoals and Clark Hill Reservoirs. The withdrawal characteristics of the intakes and the entrainment, dilution, placement, and travel time of the inflow and pumpback density currents were determined. The results of the physical model tests were incorporated into a mathematical model capable of simulating the physical and chemical characteristics of an impoundment. This mathematical model was further modified to include a routine to predict the dissolved oxygen structure of an impoundment. The mathematical model was calibrated with observed thermal and dissolved oxygen data on the existing Hartwell and Clark Hill impoundments, which are immediately upstream and downstream, respectively, of the proposed Trotters Shoals Reservoir. The model was then used to simulate the thermal and dissolved oxygen regimes of Trotters Shoals Reservoir.
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