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Design Standards No. 14: Appurtenant Structures for Dams (Ch. 4: General Outlet Works Design Considerations)

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The United States Bureau of Reclamation, 2022

The Bureau of Reclamation design standards present technical requirements and processes to enable design professionals to prepare design documents and reports necessary to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Compliance with these design standards assists in the development and improvement of Reclamation facilities in a way that protects the public's health, safety, and welfare; recognizes needs of all stakeholders; and achieves lasting value and functionality necessary for Reclamation facilities. Responsible designers accomplish this goal through compliance with these design standards and all other applicable technical codes, as well as incorporation of the stakeholders’ vision and values, that are then reflected in the constructed facilities. This chapter provides technical guidance concerning the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) procedures and considerations for analyzing and designing two key types of appurtenant structures associated with storage and/or multipurpose dams and/or dikes. These appurtenant structures are spillways and outlet works.

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Revision ID: 5927
Revision Date: 12/16/2022