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Tom Gill. 2004. "Physical Model Study: City of Albuquerque Drinking Water Project - Sediment Management at the Proposed Rio Grande Diversion". Bureau of Reclamation, Report Number HL-2004-01.

Abstract: A 1:24 scale physical model study was conducted to qualitatively investigate sediment management issues at the City of Albuquerque NM Drinking Water Project's proposed Rio Grande diversion structure. Discussion of sediment scaling methodologies employed is presented along with descriptions of model verification tasks performed. A variety of sediment exclusion systems were examined in a comparative testing scheme to identify alternatives for limiting diversion of sediments while maintaining positive attraction conditions for a fish bypass that would continuously enable fish passage around the diversion structure. Surface velocity fields were mapped for selected flow conditions near the diversion intake with the aid of digital overhead photography and computer aided design and drafting (CADD) technologies.

Web Link: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/pubs/HL/HL-2004-01.pdf

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