The Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant is located on the Mississippi
River near Monticello, Minnesota. The genera'l location is shown in Fig. 1-
Cooling water is presently discharged through a wide canal directly into
the Mississippi River. Northern states Power Company (NSP) has need for
preventing fish from entering the canal where they would be subject to
cold shock mortality in case of sudden winter shutdown. Modification of
the canal outlet to the river has therefore been proposed. The outlet of
the canal would be closed with a wall that incorporates an overflow weir.
The elevation of the river crest was selected by NSP to minimize the possibility
of fish jumping over the weir and entering the canal during winter.
Wetzel, Joseph M.; Dahlin, Warren Q.; Dhamotharan, S..
Model Studies of A Cooling Water Discharge Structure Modification - Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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