Slipways Outlet works
Slipways Outlet works

Slipways Outlet works

OUTLET WORKS The impounded water in the reservoir has to be regulat through outlet works to use it usefully. Outlet works are required for following purposes (i) Feeding water for power generation. (ii) Discharging heavily laden silty water D/S. (iii) Supplying water to irrigation channels. (iv) Supplying water for water supply purpose. (v) To evacuate the water from the reservoir in anticipation of flood inflow. Outlet works consist of three component parts. 1. Water way. 2. Gates to control the flow of water. 3. Intake structures. A pipe or tunnel passing though the dam is the water way. It is sometimes also know sluice way. In concrete gravity dams the sluice ways may be made in the body of the dam whereas in case of earth dam they are set up outside the limits of the embankment. If sluice way has to be provided in the body of the earth…

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