Supply sluices in gravity dams
SUPPLY SLUICES IN GRAVITY DAMS

Supply sluices in gravity dams

SUPPLY SLUICES IN GRAVITY DAMS Some openings in the dam have to be provid so as to pass the excess flow D/S of the dam. These openings are know outlet sluices or supply sluices. If water from the reservoir is to be release for irrigation purpose at a controll rate, it is done with the help of these supply sluices. All the supply sluices are fitted with gates which can be raise or lowere. The control on the gates is exercise from the top of the dam. The gates are fitted in the grooves form at the sides of the openings in the dam. When gates are lowere they stop flow of water and when raised they again start discharging water D/S. Sluices may be provided at more than one depth. By this, water can be drawn from different elevations or depths. Supply sluices are also sometimes used to scour…

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