This paper presents field experiments carried out in a 1.8 m height egg-shaped sewer in Lyon, France in order to contribute to the knowledge and the simulation of Hydrass flushing gates. The main results are: i) definition of an empirical relationship giving the flow discharged by the gate as a function of the upstream water level and its use in modelling the gate behaviour, and ii)observation of the flush propagation along the sewer and evaluation of the potential cleansing efficiency.

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