Unique plunge pool dissipates discharge energy

Thursday July 16th, 2015

Many factors including geology and hydrology affect the selection of a spillway and associated energy dissipator type. As the work progressed, mayor changes in hydrology and geology required significant modifications to the design of the spillway/energy dissipator for Jiguey Dam. A fourfold increase in the inflow design flood and consequential spillway discharges required a radical change in the type of energy dissipator.

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