This summary report on BPA Project 82-14, Development of New Concepts in Fishladder Design, has been prepared for use by persons who may not be interested in many of the technical details of the other three parts of the total project report. A short Glossary of Fishway Terms introduces the reader to some of the more commonly used terminology. A look at the most active periods of fishway research since 1938 leads into the Columbia River fisheries research program and its unique features. This is followed by a section on how this project developed to achieve two objectives: (1) apply more fundamental fluid and biomechanics to fishway design; and (2) work towards developing more cost effective fish passage facilities with primary application to small scale hydropower facilities. Project philosophy was two pronged: (1) test some of the long-standing design criteria to determine whether they have appropriate factors of safety; and (2) test some design mores to determine whether they are physically or biologically correct, and quantify them through measurement and/or analysis. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part 1 of 4, See also TRIS 457655, 457656, and 457657.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910

    Bonneville Power Administration

    Division of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 3621
    Portland, OR  United States  97208
  • Authors:
    • Orsborn, J F
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 82-14
  • Contract Numbers: DE-A179-82BP36523
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM