McNary Reservoir Navigation at Ice Harbor Dam, Snake River, Washington. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER DIV NORTH PACIFIC BONNEVILLE OR DIV HYDRAULIC LAB
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A 1100-scale model simulating the Ice Harbor Dam project and navigation channel and river downstream from the project was used to test various structural modifications in an attempt to remedy navigation problems which exist as a result of crossflow from the powerhouse. A radio-controlled scale model of a 2000-horsepower towboat with barges was used in evaluating the navigation improvements. Modifications tested included various length and geometric guide wall extensions as well as channel widening. Towboat operators assisted in evaluation of the modifications tested. None of the tested modifications succeeded to the satisfaction of the tow operators in correcting the difficulties experienced while navigating downstream from the Ice Harbor lock. Author
- Civil Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics