Wahl, Tony L.; Cohen, Elisabeth A.. 1999. "Determination of Controlled-Release Capacity from Trinity Dam". Bureau of Reclamation, Report Number PAP-830.
Abstract: Recent studies of alternatives for restoring anadromous fisheries on the Trinity River have recommended increased releases from Trinity Dam. To support these recommendations, the river outlet works, powerplant, and auxiliary outlet works at Trinity Dam were analyzed to determine the maximum possible controlled release. This analysis used a mathematical model of the combined operation of the river outlet works and powerplant, which share a common tunnel and penstock system; previously, the capacity of these components had only been analyzed for their separate operation. The model was calibrated using data collected from two field tests. The result of the analysis is a new set of discharge curves for the Trinity Dam outlet works and powerplant system. Curves have been developed for separate operation of the river outlet works and for combined operation of the outlet works and powerplant, using either the low-head or high-head turbine runners.
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