American Electric Power's Conesville Generating Station has had a history of chronic problems with silt build-up at the river intake structure. This paper will describe modifications that were completed to the area in front of the intake and to the upstream riverbank that successfully eliminated the sedimentation accumulation problem. Analytical and hydraulic model studies conducted during the design optimization process and construction techniques utilized to minimize impact to the operating generating station will also be reviewed.
03-13: Correcting Sedimentation Problems at American Electric Power's
Frank Michell, Pedro Amaya, and C. Dannemiller, American Electric Power, Dr. Robert Ettema, and Marian Muste, University of Iowa