Controlling and harnessing the flow of water has always been a difficult task for humans to master. Even in a standard piece of water pipe, many considerations are required—including everything from the use of valves and elbows, to the suitability of either stainless steel manifolds or custom plastic manifolds, like those provided by B&R Industries.
Special requirements are needed to ensure the water flows correctly and reliably as people need this resource for countless reasons. In a feat of engineering so large as a dam, these considerations are multiplied. When it comes to massive hydroelectric and aqueduct structures, even the slightest issue threatens to impact the lives of thousands.
In the case of the Oroville Dam in California, the operations had been set back by a hole in its emergency spillway in 2017. This greatly compromised its ability to function to anywhere near full capacity. The US government confirmed … Read the rest “California Clashes With Federal Government Over Dam Funding”