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Document Type: Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7737
Title: Diversion and collection of juvenile fish with traveling screens
Author/Editor: Daniel W. Bates
Year: 1970
Institution: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Fishery Leaflet 633

A horizontal traveling screen, suitable for screening fish or debris from powerplant water intakes or irrigation diversions, was designed and operated by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries during 1965-69.  The structure consisted of a vertically hung, endless belt of wire-cloth screen panels, flush with the face of the water intake structure or at an angle to the direction of flow.  Field tests in different water approach velocities, with the screen traveling at various rates, proved that such a facility can be operated efficiently.  The horizontal traveling screen, as described here, should contribute materially to the development of an efficient, relatively low-cost diversion facility for fish and debris.

Notes: U.S. Government Printing Office, Manuscript no. 1966