Compendium of Close Pipe Control Technologies and Options

Project ID: 7136
Principal Investigator: Sherri Pucherelli
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Funded Fiscal Years: 2017 and 2018
Keywords: None

Research Question

What closed pipe treatments are available for invasive mussel control and how effective are they?

Need and Benefit

Reclamation must be able to manage water deliveries and generate hydro-power as its main mission. Invasive mussels impair the ability to move water in closed pipe systems. As the mussels spread in the western US, the urgent need for effective closed pipe control becomes greater. A detailed and comprehensive list of closed piped treatments will be of great benefit to facility operators.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Compendium of Reclamation Mussel Control Research for Hydropower Facilities (final, PDF, 1.3MB)
By Sherri Pucherelli
Report completed on February 24, 2019

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20