Using Environmental Tracers to Estimate Recharge Through an Arid Basin
Multiple tracer techniques were used to estimate recharge rates through unsaturated alluvium beneath the Greater Confinement Disposal site, a waste disposal site located in Frenchman Flat,...

Evaluating Soil Moisture and Hydraulic Conductivity in Semi-Arid Rangeland Soils
The United States Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (DOE-OCRWM) Fellowship Program supports various disciplines of academic research related to the...

Solute Transport Characteristics of Fractured Dolomite in Southern Nevada, USA
Recirculating tracer tests in fractured Cambrian dolomite beneath the Amargosa Desert revealed (1) and 83-percent increased in apparent dispersivity resulting from a two-percent increase...

Alternative Strategies—A Means for Saving Money and Time on the Yucca Mountain Project
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is undertaking studies to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential site for disposal of high-level nuclear waste. Yucca...

Isotopic Evidence of Complex Ground-Water Flow at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA
Strontium isotopes (expressed as per mill deviation from mean sea water, δ87Sr) reflect interaction between ground water and the aquifer through...

IHLW Conference Paper—Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Environmental Protection Program
To ensure that characterization of the Yucca Mountain site is conducted in an environmentally safe and sound manner, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed and implemented a...

Natural, Cultural, & Environmental Resource Values Influencing Colorado River Basin Management
The Colorado River Basin supplies water to the seven western states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California, and to Mexico. Originally the Colorado River...

Use of Flood Control Features for Environmental Mitigation
The US Army Engineer District, Vicksburg (CELMK), plans to construct up to 167 water control structures, 52 confined disposal facilities, and 47 barrow pits as part of a major flood control...

Collection System Inspection and Rehabilitation Program
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is a regional wastewater and water resources agency responsible for serving an area of about 875 square miles. Recently the...

The West Point Story—Chapter 3: An Integrated Park and Treatment Plant
The West Point Wastewater treatment plant in Seattle sits on a small parcel of land that juts out into Puget Sound. In 1984, controversy erupted when Seattle Metro recognized that West...

Small Area Water Demand Forecasting at the Salt River Project
The Salt River Project Small Area Water Demand Forecast (forecast) is designed to provide water resource planners with long-range water demand forecasts disaggregated by user type and...

Challenges in Implementing the Use of Reclaimed Water
The State of Washington is currently in the process of adopting standards for use of reclaimed water on land. CH2M HILL recently has finished two feasibility level studies for reuse projects...

Residential Water Conservation and Reuse Demonstration: Casa Del Agua and Desert House
Occupied single-family homes can provide factual data as well as create an active real-world setting for education of the public. The installation of water-efficient fixtures, rainwater...

Effects of Reservoir Management on Establishment of Riparian and Wetland Vegetation in Northeastern Washington
The effects of various reservoir pool management scenarios on the establishment of riparian and wetland vegetation in arid regions of the Pacific Northwest are discussed. This study quantifies...

Projecting Customers Using a GIS Land Use Forecasting Model
The Salt River project originally developed the Land Use Forecasting Model to understand the pattern of urbanization of agricultural and desert land in metropolitan Phoenix. The model...

Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Data Administration
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has promulgated regulations that require the monitoring of groundwater samples at landfill sites. The analytical data resulting from sample...

Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis of a Wooden Structure with Base Subsidence
A heavy rain caused a famous Chinese ancient wooden structure to suffer serious base subsidence. In order to deal with the base subsidence of the valuable structure, a joggle model and...

Projecting Land Use/Transportation Interactions
The inherent uncertainty in forecasting the interaction between transportation capacity and induced development has resulted in insufficient analysis of this dynamic in the transportation...

Planning for Electronic Toll Collection
With major plans for toll plaza expansion to accommodate growing patronage, the Florida Turnpike had to consider options for reducing future right-of-way acquisition and still provide...

High Speed Rail: An Alternative Route to Preserve Quality of Life in the Northwest
The impacts of population growth threaten quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. Existing transportation systems cannot meet projected demand nor special needs of an aging society....

 

 

 

 

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