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Dr.eng.environment Rzvan G.

Voicu
National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
Laboratory of Eco-Hydrology, Romnia
Senior Project Manager. Eric L. Kay
International Conference on Engineering and
Ecohydrology for Fish Passage June 9-11,2014
University of Wisconsin -Madison
KAY ASSOCIATES, Comox, BC. Canada
Forest and Industrial Road & Water Management Consultants
CASE STUDY
LOCATION
discharge sill
Romnia Criul Repede River
OVERVIEW
The paper presents a case study
that proposes practical solutions
for the restoration of longitudinal
connectivity of Criul Repede
River
In the town of Oradea there are a lot transversal constructions
such as discharge sills and small dams, that stops migration
process of various fish species.
BACKGROUND
Dimension for discharge sill
near Ferdinand bridge
h=1,5m-height l= 50m-length
h1 (water fall )=1m
The Crisul Repede River bed width is 50 m at the discharge sill, it has
25.6 m3/s flow rate and its water speed is 0.4 m/s [Source: ABA Crisuri].
protected by Bern Convention (Appendix III).
The migratory fish species from
the area are:
Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) -
protected by Bern Convention
(Appendix III).,
Barbell (Barbus barbus) - Rare species
protected Habitats Directive (Annex V),
annex 4A of Low nr.462 and Red List of
RBDD)
Freshwater bream(Abramis brama) -
protected by Bern Convention
(Appendix III)
BACKGROUND
discharge sill near Ferdinand bridge
DOWNSTREAM
metal semi-cylinder



discharge sill

metal hinge
















resistant rubber canal watercourse
rubber fixing system for the canal
Figure 1 Positioning the metal semi-cylinder indicative scheme
left bank right bank
resistant rubber canal discharge sill
module M2 module M1 watercourse



















bascule for redirecting
fish towards the rubber canal
metal grill
left bank metal grid fence
fish redirecting system (electromagnetic field)

rubber canal
discharge sill


Figure 2 Rubber canal positioning indicative scheme


l semi-cylinder






















resistant rubber canal

Figure 3 Water level in the rubber canal indicative scheme
metal hinge
metal semi-cylinder
discharge sill
Criul Repede River
electric motor
or winch
metal bar
metal oval
metal cable
metal oval
mobile bascule or mobile semi-cylinder

mobile semi-cylinder
framework

metal sheet pile - grid





left bank
water level in the rubber canal


Figure 4 Positioning the electric motor indicative scheme

electric winch (hc-winch.com)

























discharge sill



metal fence


metal semi-cylinder


metal cable
metal bar
rubber canal
metal plate
Criul Repede River

metal hinge
Conclusions
The solution, intended for one river bank only, has the advantage of
being used as fish passage system upstream of discharge sill, too.
Another advantage of this system is that they can be dismantled and
stored (during winter) and used in other areas where rivers are
crossed by hydrotechnical works with transversal bars.
The costs for these systems are considered reasonable in contrast
with conventional systems costs.
They can work automatically, as the human intervention is required
only when it comes about supervision.
Andy Loghin
Thank you!
V mulumesc !
Rzvan G.VOICU, dr.eng.environment
rzvnvoicu@yahoo.com
getiiliberi@gmail.com
National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
Laboratory of Eco-Hydrology, Romnia
Eric L.KAY, Senior project manager
erickay@kayassociates.com
KAY ASSOCIATES, Comox, BC. Canada
Forest and Industrial Road & Water Management Consultants
Vassalboro, Maine (Kennebec County)
http://flyfishingonly.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5967
UPSTREAM SOLUTION
Larinier bottom baffle pass River
Neath, Aberdulais (Source:
Armstrong et al., 2004)
fishtek.co.uk- Fish Pass Design
left bank

discharge sill





























concrete ramp
metal dowel concrete bed

metal bracket

indicative scheme
Criul Repede River
Concrete ramp positioning
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l = 4m
discharge sill concrete bed
concrete ramp











H= 2,5 m(thickness)
indicative scheme
h = 3, 8m
L= 5, 52 m
Criul Repede River
h1= 1,4 m
Concrete ramp dimensions
right bank the metal grid 2 left bank
metal stopper
discharge sill





























metal and concrete fences

indicative scheme
concrete ramp

crenelated metal rail
metal bars
Metal grids positioning
crenelated metal rail


















discharge sill electric motor
concrete ramp metal frame

metal frame electric motor







crenelated metal rail
concrete bed crenelated pinion


indicative scheme
Criul Repede River
rubber wheel
Crenelated rail positioning inside the concrete ramp






telescopic hydraulic cylinder













crenelated metal rail
concrete bed crenelated pinion

indicative scheme
metal hinge
metal frame
electric motor
metal mobile grid 1 (maximum height)
bearing
bearing
Telescopic hydraulic cylinder positioning on the metal frame and on the
metal mobile grid1
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mobile metal grid 1
metal bar for opening the grid 2
the metal grid 2





























metal and concrete fences

concrete platform

indicative scheme
rubber roller
rubber wheel
2 cm

electric motor
Metal frame fastening system
rolling metal bar rubber wheel









metal bar securing the metal frame

rubber wheel

indicative scheme
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Rollers positioning
mobile metal grid 2 metal spring
concrete platform
crenelated metal rail






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metal bar mobile metal grid 1
discharge sill metal frame
concrete ramp electric motor

metal spring

indicative scheme
Criul Repede River
30 cm
Minimum and maximum levels of metal mobile grids 1 and 2
mobile metal grid 2 - metal spring







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mobile metal grid 1
telescopic hydraulic cylinder








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mobile metal grid 1
discharge sill electric motor
concrete ramp metal frame

indicative scheme
Criul Repede River
30 cm
bearing
Metal grid refolding and system returning on horizontal surface
Rack railway
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content/uploads/2012/03/Mt-Pilatus-
Rack-Railway-3-540300.jpg
mobile metal grid 1
metal fence concrete fence
mobile metal grid 2

























metal spring

metal bar for opening the grid 2 discharge sill

concrete platform

indicative scheme
Concrete platform positioning
The motor contains unsophisticated software to operate all
controls.
Power consumption is very low, considering that fish migration
does not take place throughout the year and during the winter,
when temperatures cause partial freezing of the watercourse,
the mobile framework can be detached and stored in a
properly place.
The costs for these systems are considered reasonable in
contrast with conventional systems costs.
They can work automatically, as the human intervention is
required only when it comes about supervision.
Conclusions
Thank you!
Rzvan G.VOICU, dr.eng.environment
rzvnvoicu@yahoo.com
getiiliberi@gmail.com