A 5 MW hydroelectric generating facility is currently under
construction on the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam No. 2 near Hastings,
Minnesota. As part of its licensing agreement, the City of Hastings was
required to have a model study done to ascertain that the impact of the
power plant on navigation into and out of the lock and on scour potential
of the new faci1ilty would be negligible or acceptable. The model study was
conducted at the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. For that study, a 1:72 scale fixed bed
model was constructed of a river reach extending 1-1/3 miles upstream and
2/3 mile downstream of the dam. Upon completion of the tests required for
the navigation study, it was decided that the model would further be used
to study some aspects of the powerhouse approach flow.
Ellis, Christopher R.; Stefan, Heinz G..
Powerhouse Approach Flow Study for Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 2 Hydrowpower Project.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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