Multi-Date Image Analyses Used for Determining Flood Area Impacts in the Saginaw River Basin, Michigan
During the months of September and October 1986, a series of storms swept across the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. These heavy downpours caused $400 million worth of flood damages. Significant...

On the Road to Clean Air
Anticipating passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act in the fall of the year, this article examines the remaining air quality problems in U.S. cities and some efforts underway or being planned...

A Seawall for Sea Mammals
With glass walls only 75 ft from Lake Michigan, an aquarium addition demanded solid seawall protection. Yes, in a strange twist of logic, the first step in creating a whale habitat for...

People Movers Move Downtown
Although the people mover has become a common sight at major airports in the U.S. and abroad, the sleek high tech vehicles have yet to establish themselves as a cost effective mode of...

Instrumentation of Landfill Cover Liners: Moisture Transport Studies
Accurate estimation of the amount of water leaking through the cover liner, into the landfill, is vital for estimating the possible amount of leachate that can be generated into a landfill...

Application of the ASPEN System for Simulation of the Detroit Waste Water Treatment Plant
The objective of this study is to simulate the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWWTP) using the Advanced System for Process Engineering (ASPEN). The primary treatment facility has...

Analysis of Model Uncertainty Using Bayesian Monte Carlo
Bayesian Monte Carlo analysis combines Bayesian inference with standard Monte Carlo techniques to provide improved estimates of the uncertainty in water quality model parameters and results....

The Distribution of PCB Contaminated Sediment in the Kalamazoo River Valley, Michigan
Heightened environmental awareness beginning in the 1970s focused upon lowering contaminant levels in the Kalamazoo River system through the improvement of water quality. The Michigan...

Prediction and Reality of Ridership for the DPM in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit People Mover Implementation to Year One

Marketing a Public-Private Small Scale Hydro Project: Case History, Kent County, Michigan
In 1982, Kent County, Michigan faced an interesting dilemma. Back in 1965, they had purchased the Fallasburg Dam and powerhouse from Consumers Power Company for 1. Without putting funds...

Studies of Fish Protection Methods at Hydroelectric Plants
Five largely untested but economical fish-protection systems were tested at sites throughout North America. The process of selecting laboratory and field test sites was completed at the...

Designing a Modern Small-Scale Hydroelectric Plant
STS Consultants, Ltd. (STS) and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) successfully teamed on four hydropower sites in Michigan during the 1980's. Three of the four sites...

Trends and Emerging Issues: A Longitudinal Study of Government Agencies' Perceptions of Great Lakes Water Resources and Related Issues
The perceptions of government agencies with jurisdiction over Great Lakes' shoreline has changed over time with respect to important issues related to water quality and a...

Implementation and Performance of Berm Breakwater Design at Racine, WI
A large berm-type breakwater has been constructed at the entrance to Racine Harbor, Wisconsin, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The breakwater is approximately 450 feet long, in...

The Heavy Duty Geogrid Wall
The geogrid reinforced soil retaining wall was a key component in reconstructing a small hydroelectric plant situated at the center of Cascade Dam in Michigan. It was necessary that the...

Comparison of Vertical Velocity Measurements in the Great Lakes Connecting Channels with Theoretical Profiles
Vertical distribution of velocities was measured with an upward looking acoustic Doppler current profiler in the upper St. Clair River during November 1984 - April 1986 and the Detroit...

Performance of an Artesian Glacial Drift Aquifer with Induced Recharge
The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has constructed induced recharge facilities at sites of several of its twenty-one well fields as part of a program for supplying potable water to Kalamazoo...

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Facility

Shoreline Development in Southern Lake Michigan
This abstract refers to the effect that record-high lake levels, shoreline erosion, and the decline of the steel industry are having on present and future plans for shoreline development...

 

 

 

 

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