Water Wise in Phoenix
To satisfy its growing demand for safe drinking water, Phoenix has turned to an innovative design/build/operate approach that is expected to deliver a highly sophisticated yet cost-effective...

Water for Ahwatukee
Scheduled for completion in August, the South Mountain Water Facilities pipeline will increase drinking water capacity to the community of Ahwatukee Foothills, a rapidly growing south...

Watercourse Master Plans: Two Case Studies
(No paper) The State of Arizona recently established statutes (ARS 48-3609.01) that enable local flood control districts to identify sensitive watercourses for floodplain management. The...

City of Phoenix Water System Water Plan: Beyond the Year 2000
(No paper) System demands with the City of Phoenix water system are accommodated by utilization of water supplied from several different sources distributed through an interconnected system....

Integration of SWMM and ARCVIEW GIS for Interactive Decision Support
(No paper) This paper covers the integration of the EPA SWMM runoff model and ESRI's ArcView GIS for utilization by the City of Phoenix for decision support concerning land use changes...

Environmental Restoration and Management of the Tres Rios Demonstration Constructed Wetland Project: Mosquito Monitoring, Control and Management Efforts
(No paper) The Tres Rios Demonstration Constructed Wetland Project in Phoenix, Arizona, is providing valuable information on the role of constructed wetlands in ecosystem restoration,...

Rising Water and Nitrate Levels within an Alluvial Aquifer near Phoenix, Arizona
(No paper) An analysis of water level data from more than a hundred water supply wells show that water levels have been rising at a considerable rate since 1980 in some portions of the...

Underground Storage and Recovery: A Powerful Tool for the Management of the Limited Water Resources of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
(No paper) The availability of imported Colorado River water to the Phoenix area in 1986 prompted the need for storage of the unused portion of each municipality's contracted allocation....

Baseball Caps
The last ten years have been a renaissance for baseball stadium construction—a trend that doesn't look likely to stop just yet—and four of the new parks are on the cutting...

Flooding Problems Mitigation in Metropolitan Phoenix

Plumbing the Quality of a Sewer System
Consultants in Phoenix were recently charged with assessing the city's sewer system, many feet of which were laid without plastic lining to protect them. Developing a capital...

Grade-Control Structures for Salt River Channelization
Soil cement grade-control structures have been designed and constructed in conjunction with channelization projects along the Salt River in Phoenix, Arizona. The structures were designed...

Water Resources Investigation Along Salt River in Phoenix and Tempe Area
The Salt River originates in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and drains westward through the Phoenix metropolitan area to its confluence with the Gila River approximately 15 miles...

Picacho Reservoir Enhancement Study for Water Recharge, Reparian Enhancement, and Water-Based Recreation Purposes
This study was conducted for the Pinal County Department of Civil Works in Florence, Arizona. It investigated the feasibility of a major enhancement and expansion of Picacho Reservoir,...

Application of Regime Theory in Practice: A Case Study
Alluvial channels are known to adjust their slope, width, depth and velocity to achieve stable conditions given a supply of water and sediment. Scientific investigations of stable channels...

Bank Protection Toe-Downs and Local Pier Scour
The zone-of-influence for pier scour may impact bank protection toe-down depths. Countermeasures were required at a site along the Salt River in Phoenix, Arizona when the alignment of...

Riddle of the Riverbed
The design of the Salt River Viaduct as part of the Red Mountain Freeway in Phoenix, Arizona, presented unique geotechnical problems. A cemented silty clay layer underneath the surface...

Canal Multiple Use in Metropolitan Phoenix Area

Dealing with Rapid Growth in the Desert Southwest - Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix: A Case Study

A Large Aquifer Storage Facility for the Phoenix Area

 

 

 

 

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