Geomorphology of Coastal Sand Dunes, Baldwin County, Alabama

Use of Water Hyacinths to Upgrade Treatment Plants
The primary objective of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing water hyacinths to upgrade effluents from heavily-loaded municipal wastewater treatment plants located...

Development of the Hydro Optimization Management System at Alabama Power Company
Alabama Power Company is an electric utility serving most of Alabama with a generation mix of 65% coal, 18% nuclear, and 17% hydro. A total of 1682 MW hydro generation comes from 14 plants...

Kalman Filter in Real-Time Hydrologic Forecasting: A Tutorial
The Kalman filter provides an algorithm by which measured streamflow can be used to update the estimated hydrologic state of the watershed as determined from the application of a hydrologic...

The Alabama Rainfall-Runoff Model, ARRM
ARRM consists of a conceptual state-space model which is cast in a stochastic framework. It uses the W.H. Green and C.A. Ampt method for infiltration, exponential decay for interflow and...

Two-Dimensional River Modeling of Buckhorn Creek
A two-dimensional Finite Element Surface Water Modeling System (FESWMS-2DH) was used to simulate flow at a bridge crossing of a heavily vegetated flood plain where State Highway 130 crosses...

Hydraulic Fill Perimeter Dike, Gaillard Island Dredged Material Disposal Area, Mobile, Alabama

Coastal Sediment Plume Morphology and its Relationship to Environmental Forcing: Main Pass, Mobile Bay, Alabama

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...

Phased Pumped Storage Planning and Site Evaluation
A phase process of site evaluation provides for an efficient use of resources while supporting the necessary level of detailed investigation. This paper describes the phased siting process...

Eminent Domain Under the Federal Power Act: Use by Private Developers to Acquire Small Sites
From the first reported case in 1922 (Alabama Power Co. v. Gulf Power Co. , 283 F. 606 (D. Ala. 1922)), through 1982 (Greenup County By and Through Ousley v. Utilities Comm'n...

Irrigation and Groundwater Quality in the South
Impact of irrigation trend, water table fluctuations, crop management, and tillage systems on groundwater quantity and quality of the southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina)...

Dune Construction on Perdido Key, Alabama
In recent years, the Alabama coast has experienced significant pressures for development. To make development compatible with beach preservation, the Alabama Department of Environmental...

Application of Estuarine Habitat Models in Alabama
The development of quantitative impact assessment methods over the past decade has improved our ability to identify environmental losses and recommend appropriate compensation measures...

Predicting Sinkhole Collapse
Sinkholes erupt when a cavern or opening in the limestone rock below opens up to the surface. Florida's sinkholes have received most U.S. attention recently, but sinkhole...

Onsite Storage Facility for Low Level Radwaste
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has designed and constructed an onsite storage facility for low level radwaste (LLRW) at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in northern Alabama. The paper...

Instrumentation Performance in Soft Clay Soils (A Case History)
In 1978, IDEAL BASIC INDUSTRIES, INC. initiated construction of a cement manufacturing plant located south of Mobile, Alabama on the Theodore Ship Channel. Because deltaic clays were too...

Wetlands Development in Moderate Wave-Energy Climates
For the last three years springs of Spartina alterniflora have been planted on portions of Theodore Island, a dredged material island in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The purpose of the planting...

A Methodology for Open-Water Disposal Site Selection
Pascagoula, Mississippi, is the major industrial region in coastal Mississippi. The existing project, completed in 1965, provides for waterborne transportation from the Gulf of Mexico...

Long-Term Planning for Dredged Material Disposal
The dredged material produced from maintenance of the channel in Upper Mobile Harbor (UMH) is disposed into confined upland disposal areas provided by the project's local...

 

 

 

 

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