Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Design of Optimum Selective Withdrawal Operation for Temperature Management at Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon Presentation to WEFTEC 2000.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Design of Optimum Selective Withdrawal Operation for Temperature Management at Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon Presentation to WEFTEC 2000."— Presentation transcript:

1 Design of Optimum Selective Withdrawal Operation for Temperature Management at Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon Presentation to WEFTEC 2000 by Curtis DeGasperi - Foster Wheeler Tarang Khangaonkar – Foster Wheeler Steven Breithaupt – Foster Wheeler Kevin Marshall – Portland General Electric (PGE) October 18, 2000

2 Study Area – Deschutes Basin

3 Study Area – Lake Billy Chinook Deschutes River Basin Lake Billy Chinook Columbia River Portland, Oregon

4 Study Area

5 Study Area – Problem Definition Cool river runoff Warm river runoff

6 Problem Definition Pelton Round Butte Project – Existing Condition –Inflow from three different tributaries –Release of colder bottom water at Round Butte –Seasonal stratification in Lake Billy Chinook (LBC) – Complex flow patterns in the reservoir Result –Ineffective fish passage at Round Butte Dam –Modification of downstream temperature regime

7 Problem Definition

8 Objective and Modeling Approach Primary Objective: Re-establish downstream fish passage at Round Butte Dam –Provide required downstream attraction flow –Make effective modification of reservoir flow patterns Secondary Objective – Address project-related in- lake and downstream water quality issues Modeling Approach - Develop the ability to simulate hydrodynamic behavior and water quality response of Lake Billy Chinook

9 Development of BETTER Water Quality Model Background Water quality limited [303(d)] listing for Lake Billy Chinook for chlorophyll a and pH Lake productivity establishes available food sources and also affects dissolved oxygen (DO) and pH levels Objective Develop a predictive water quality (eutrophication) model of Lake Billy Chinook

10 Development of BETTER Water Quality Model

11 BETTER Water Quality Model

12 Development of BETTER Water Quality Model Recommend preliminary calibration to existing 1995 data Calibrate model to match observed in-lake temperature, TSS, DO, pH, alkalinity, algal biomass, and nutrients Apply the calibrated model to proposed Blend 13 operational modification

13 Field Data Station Locations ( ) and (January-July 1999)

14 BETTER Model Segmentation

15

16 BETTER Model Geometry Deschutes branch geometry

17 BETTER Model Geometry

18 BETTER Model Inputs Hydrology – Tributary flow and temperature, and powerhouse withdrawal Climatology – Air and dew point temperature, wind speed, solar radiation Water Quality – DO, pH, alkalinity, nutrients, organic matter, algae

19 Tributary Inflows and Rainfall 1995

20 Meteorological Inputs

21 Water Quality Inputs Temperature 1995

22 Temperature Calibration Forebay Temperature Profiles

23 Temperature Verification – Forebay Temperature Profiles

24 Model Alternative Studies Detail Specifications of Alternatives 1-4

25 Development of Selective Withdrawal Alternative Design Criteria - Compliance with temperature standards Release of cold surface waters in winter and spring Deeper colder water stored for release in summer Release of surface water with deeper colder water as needed Hydrodynamic model results indicated that surface withdrawal provides currents beneficial to fish collection

26 Temperature Correlation RBD and Rereg

27 Surface/Bottom Water Blending Blend 2: regression to Rereg temperature Percentage of Surface Water Withdrawn

28 Surface/Bottom Water Blending Blend 4: regression to Rereg temperature Percentage of Surface Water Withdrawn

29 Surface/Bottom Water Blending Blend 13: regression to Rereg temperature Percentage of Surface Water Withdrawn

30 Blend13 vs. Existing Condition - LBC 1995 temperature Existing Blend 13 Crooked Branch Metolius Branch Deschutes Branch Existing

31 Summary and Conclusions Temperature calibration/verification complete Preliminary water quality calibration complete Model Application to Blend 13 Selective Withdrawal run Increase in in-lake and discharged DO Improves in-lake and downstream temperatures Small increase in pH Proposed model improvements Sampling to define tributary BOD and detritus loads


Download ppt "Design of Optimum Selective Withdrawal Operation for Temperature Management at Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon Presentation to WEFTEC 2000."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google