Intakes

WWE has designed intakes for a variety of clients in a range of locations. Common diversion intake techniques, such as conventional bank intake, immovable in-river intake, semi-movable in-river intake and infiltration gallery below the riverbed, are evaluated to find the method that best suits the project requirements and the quantity, variation, quality and other aspects of the supply.

Surface diversion structures in cold and high alpine climates present multiple constraints.  Our engineers are experts at defining and addressing these challenging design parameters such as screening of algae and sediment, frazil ice, wide flow fluctuations, sluice-cleanouts, flow regulation, automated control and minimizing impacts and associated permitting requirements.