Improving hydroturbine pressures to enhance salmon passage survival and recovery

Abstract

Barotrauma caused by rapid decompression during hydroturbine (turbine) passage may occur as fish move through the low pressure region below the turbine runner. This scenario is of particular concern in North American rivers with populations of ESA-listed salmon. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory released… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11160-013-9340-8

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