MODEL STUDIES OF DENVER WHITEWATER CHANNEL

Hydraulic model studies on a scale of 1/20 are described for a 500 ft-long (152-m) whitewater kayak and boating channel with a 6 ft (1.8-m) drop. Details of site conditions hydraulic criteria, model construction, testing, measurement, and the development of the channel configurations are reviewed. The recreational whitewater channel will vary from 25 ft - 40 ft in width, have minimum flow depths of 2 ft--3 ft and operate at discharges from 150 cfs--320 cfs. The selected inlet control gate structure is described, as well as the steps taken to make the channel a safe recreational facility. The boating channel is proposed for construction on the South Platte River in Denver, Colo. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Simmons, W P
    • Logan, T H
    • Simons, R A
    • BROWN, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 763-775
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13080 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM