Difference between Flushing and Sluicing of Reservoir
|Flushing is done to remove sediment during |
|Sluicing is done to remove sediment during plant operation.|
|Intake structure aren’t operational |
during flushing as water level cannot be maintained.
|Intake structures can remain operational |
during sluicing as water level can be maintained.
|Outlet discharge is controlled by outlet structure.||Outlet discharge is control by water level.|
|Flushing has retrogressive erosion downstream.||Retrogressive erosion doesn’t occur for sluicing.|
|Flushing is done through bottom outlet.||Sluicing outlet can be provided at any desired height.|