MacIntosh II True-Color Visual Simulation Project: A Proposed Elevated Rail System for Metropolitan Phoenix
Utilizing new high-resolution, 24-bit true-color technology available for the Macintosh II microcomputer, this project enabled professional consultants and the public to visualize a proposed...

Capital Improvements Financing and Planning After a Natural Disaster
The Pima County Wastewater Department (PCWWMD) provides collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in metropolitan Tucson, Arizona, and various outlying areas. In October 1983, severe...

A Comparison of Runoff and Sediment Yields from Bare and Vegetated Plots Using Rainfall Simulation
Data from 108 small plot rainfall simulator experiments on pinyon-juniper woodlands in Arizona and New Mexico were analyzed to determine quantifiable effects of cover on hydrologic and...

Design Cloudburst and Flash Flood Methodology for the Western Mojave Desert, California
A methodology was required for estimating flow in ungaged drainages. An analysis of floods in the western Mojave Desert showed that the largest events on basins below 1,500 meters MSL...

The Use of the IWR-Main System as a Planning Tool in Phoenix, Arizona
The IWR-MAIN water demand forecasting model is used extensively as a long-range planning tool by the Phoenix Water and Wastewater Department. Its specific applications include: conservation...

Cyclic Streamflow Test for Validity of Randomness
Long-term Arizona runoff records used for flood insurance frequency analysis estimates are compared with long-term precipitation station records for cyclic behavior. Runoff cumulative...

Misapplication of the FEMA Alluvial Fan Model: A Case History
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the Tortolita piedmont, located northwest of Tucson, Arizona. Floodplain delineations...

An Interactive Computer Model to Simulate Water Quality of Streamflow from Forested Watersheds in Arizona
To better formulate water resources policies and management strategies, a computer model that simulates concentrations of dissolved chemicals in snowmelt-runoff from forested watersheds...

Evaluating Spring Flow Trends at Pipe Spring National Monument and Vicinity, Arizona
A study conducted by the National Park Service Water Resources Division is resolving if ground water pumping is causing spring flow declines at Pipe Spring National Monument (PISP). Ground...

Rainfall Simulation Studies of Nutrient Export from Watersheds in Arizona and New Mexico
Data from rainfall simulation experiments conducted in Arizona and New Mexico were used to identify relationships between total suspended sediment (TSS) concentrations (kg/ha/mm of runoff)...

Management of Groundwater Overdraft in the Phoenix, Arizona, Area
By law, the overdrafting of groundwater in the Phoenix, Arizona, area must cease by the year 2025. Safe yield can be achieved by means of conservation, water supply augmentation, and condemnation...

The Area of Most Recent Volcanism Near Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Implications for Volcanic Risk Assessment
The proposed area of most recent volcanism (AMRV) includes all known post-6 Ma volcanic complexes in the Yucca Mountain area and encompasses the four volcanic centers in Crater Flat, the...

Hydraulic and Scour Analysis for Muitiple Crossings of the Salt River, Phoenix, Arizona
Two new freeway systems currently being designed for the Phoenix metropolitan area, the East Papago Freeway and the Outer Loop Highway, will both cross the Salt River within a one mile...

Simulating Runoff and Sediment Yield on Semiarid Watersheds
This paper describes a computer program called WESP (Watershed Erosion Simulation Program), a physically-based, distributed parameter, event-oriented, one-dimensional numerical model for...

Tucson, Arizona's 110-Year Water Resources Plan
The desert community of Tucson, Arizona, has just completed a state-mandated 110-year water supply plan. The plan includes conjunctive use of local groundwater and surface water imported...

Near Real Time Irrigation Scheduling Using Heat Unit Based Crop Coefficients
An interactive computer program (SCHEDPEN) which utilizes growing-degree-day based crop coefficients for irrigation scheduling was developed and tested on cotton during 1988 and 1989 at...

Transmission Losses, Flood Peaks, and Groundwater Recharge
Abstractions of streamflow in ephemeral stream channels from infiltration in the channel beds and banks are called transmission losses. These losses are important because water is 'lost'...

Implemented Solutions to Wqter Supply Problems—The Tucson Experience
During the past 30 years Tucson Arizona has been one of the fastest growing urban centers in the United States. During this period, the population served by the municipal water utility,...

Simulating Spatially Varied Thunderstorm Rainfall
Using data from two independent, relatively dense networks of raingages located in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona, the spatial distribution of thunderstorm rainfall was determined as...

Rainfall-Sampling Impacts on Runoff
The sensitivity of computed peak-runoff rates to rainfall-sampling frequency over three semiarid watersheds in southeastern Arizona of increasing size is investigated using the methodology...

 

 

 

 

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