CE712: Hydraulic Structures Design. Field Trip #3 - Albertson - around Ft. Collins
This field trip, led by Maury Albertson, includes canals in irrigated agricultural areas east of Fort Collins as well as the following dams/reservoirs: Long Pond, Lindenmeier Lake, Terry Lake, and Thompson Reservoir. Emphasis is on flawed designs that result in canal erosion, silting in reservoirs, failed concrete, and failed hydraulic structures. Solutions include drop structures, spilling basins, culverts, riprap, and gabions. Note: Audio is impaired by high winds, particularly in the second half of the video.