ADCP Water Velocity Measurements in a Hydropower Tailwater Impoundment: A Case Study

John Stansbury, David Admiraal, Kyle Hoagland, John Holz

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Abstract

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) was used to characterize water velocities and flow patterns in a hydropower tailwater impoundment. Operation of ADCP was simple, quick, portable, and reliable. Discharge estimates given by the ADCP proved very useful in verifying the operation of the ADCP velocity measurements. ADCP data was used to characterize circulation patterns in the lake and to predict concentrations of dissolved oxygen under various remedial and operational scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods
EditorsT.L. Wahl, C.A. Pugh, K.A. Oberg, T.B. Vermeyen, T.L. Wahl, C.A. Pugh, K.A. Oberg, T.B. Vermeyen
Pages721-735
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
EventHydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002 - Estes Park, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 28 2002Aug 1 2002

Publication series

NameHydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods

Conference

ConferenceHydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002
CountryUnited States
CityEstes Park, CO
Period7/28/028/1/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)

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Stansbury, J., Admiraal, D., Hoagland, K., & Holz, J. (2002). ADCP Water Velocity Measurements in a Hydropower Tailwater Impoundment: A Case Study. In T. L. Wahl, C. A. Pugh, K. A. Oberg, T. B. Vermeyen, T. L. Wahl, C. A. Pugh, K. A. Oberg, ... T. B. Vermeyen (Eds.), Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods (pp. 721-735). (Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods).