Jim Falls Hydro Redevelopment Project Construction
The Jim Falls Hydro Redevelopment Project consists of two 28.5 MW vertical Kaplan units in an enclosed powerhouse with an adjacent spillway. The spillway contains three radial gates, each...

Full Scale Caisson Load Test for the Milwaukee Center
Top-down procedures were proposed to construct four basement levels for a major high-rise building development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drilled caisson foundations were the preferred means...

The Remedial Action Plan for the Fox River, Wisconsin
The nature of and need for Remedial Action Plans (RAP) in 42 areas of the Great Lakes is reviewed with special attention given to the Fox River and Lower Green Bay area. A brief historical,...

Case Study: Siphon Penstock Operations
Hydroelectric power plants utilizing siphon penstocks operating near Winter, Wisconsin and at Jim Falls, Wisconsin have met or exceeded expectations after fine tuning of the vacuum and...

Design of Siphon Penstocks for Low Head Hydros
Siphon penstocks have been designed and constructed at Jim Falls and Winter, Wisconsin at existing dams. Both hydropower projects are located on the Chippewa River. The design of these...

The `Down' of Top Down
The 800-space parking area for the Milwaukee Center was built in a four story deep basement of the building. In order to excavate the area without damaging two adjacent historic structures,...

Headrace Design Studies for the Jim Falls Hydro-Redevelopment Project
The 48 MW Jim Falls Hydropower Redevelopment project on the Chippewa River, Wisconsin, required extensive model studies to facilitate debris sluicing and to prevent intermittent vortex...

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...

Milwaukee's Deep Tunnels—No Clone
Tunnel boring machines are excavating nearly 19 miles of tunnels 17-32 ft in diameter as part of Milwaukee's $1.9 billion upgrade of its sanitary sewage system. Laid out to...

Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Option for Plant Life Extension at Wisconsin Electric's Oak Creek Power Plant

Harbor Revived
In Racine, Wis., officials' plans to turn a defunct commercial harbor into a recreational boaters' paradise have signaled an economic turn-around for a depressed...

Design and Performance Monitoring of Clay-Lined Landfills
The use of thick clay liners has been applied to Wisconsin landfills for over a decade. Currently, there are over 35 solid waste disposal facilities in Wisconsin which have been constructed...

Sewer-Septic Tank Hybrid Promises Savings
Until recently the only options for sewage were the septic tank/leach field or conventional sewers. In some cases a hybrid of the two, called the septic tank/effluent drain, is less costly...

An Assessment of the Soft Approach to CZM
During the early development of the national coastal zone management program there was no federal prescription with regard to how coastal states should proceed in establishing their programs...

Design of Seepage Fields for Stormwater Disposal
Stricker Pond is a shallow twenty-acre kettle hole pond in south-central Wisconsin. The pond receives runoff from a closed watershed that is rapidly undergoing low density residential...

Economical Solutions for Dredged Material Disposal
During the 1970's, the State of Wisconsin expressed concern about contamination of dredged materials and the deposition of pollutants into Wisconsin's Great Lakes...

Harbor Rehabilitation and Recreational Development in Racine, Wisconsin
With a growing realization that the Racine waterfront was underutilized, Downtown Racine Development Corporation (DRDC) in concert with City and County officials directed its attention...

Sanctuaries for Lake Trout in the Great Lakes
Three lake trout sanctuaries have been established in Lake Michigan: the Fox Island Sanctuary of 121,500 ha, in the Chippewa-Ottawa Treaty fishing zone in the northern region of the lake;...

Hydrogeologic Investigations at a Superfund Site in Wisconsin
An estimated 10,000 drums of volatile organic wastes from a nearby manufacturing plant were dumped at a landfill site in southern Wisconsin. Chemicals released from these drums have contaminated...

Top Projects of 1986
In the 1986 ASCE competition to select the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of the Year, 14 projects were nominated. This article describes the 10 non-winners. Technically the...

 

 

 

 

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