Optimization of Traveling Water Screens for Fish Protection
This presentation outlines those components of the TWS that could be optimized to improve fish survival and/or transfer efficiency. A distinction will be made between those components that are best suited for optimization prior to installation versus those that can be optimized in situ. The relative effort and cost will be identified for those components best suited for field optimization and the potential effect to fish survival and transfer efficiency. Such information could be used to design a TWS screen optimization study to meet compliance if the streamlined approach is included in the final 316(b) Rule.