Student Team: Jacob Schlador, Doug Forkner, Charles Stout, Matheus Muniz
Advisor: DeAnn Arnholtz
Sponsoring Organization: Avista Utilities
Liaison: PJ Henscheid
Our primary project goal is to create a standardized design for new boater safety cables and safety grab lines at all six of the Avista dams on the Spokane River. A second goal is to redesign the trash rake for Nine Mile Dam. We created standards for the six Spokane River dams and their respective safety options. The location of the Nine Mile Dam is on the Spokane River approximately ten miles northwest of Spokane. Our team is conducting research on new and innovative techniques for debris management and boater safety on the water. This research will be worked into design options and presented to Avista Utilities with a recommendation for design and standardization of the boater safety cables and safety grab lines.