[PDF] GUIDELINES FOR USING FUSE PLUG EMBANKMENTS IN - The following guidelines will be used when considering the use of fuse plugs: 1. Fuse plug embankments must be designed in accordance with current, established standards. 2. Site conditions should be favorable for fuse plugtion and operation. A natural saddle along [PDF] U. S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation U. S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamat’wn . 7-2090 (4) A team of engineers from the Engineering and Research Center guided the investigations, which were conducted in the hydraulics laboratory at the Engineering and Research Center, Bureau of Reclamation, A fuse plug is designed as a dam, stable for all con- Collapsible gates and Labyrinth Weirs for new or existing dams Jul 18, 2013Collapsible gates and Labyrinth Weirs for new or existing dams. Posted on July 18, 2013 in Flood and Spillway Printable version. Water India V These fuse plugs are designed to be overtopped by a water nappe with a depth ”h” which may be important (can be up to several times the block height “H”) before tilting.[PDF] Silver Lake Dam Dead River Project No. 10855 Silver Lake Dam Dead River Project No. 10855 May 14, 2003 Fuse Plug Activation On May 14, 2003 the fuse plug in the Silver Lake project was activated. The fuse plug at the Silver Lake project is an embankment section that is designed and constructed to breach under flood flows to prevent damage to the main dam and appurtenant structures.