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...

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...

Keeping Tabs on Toxic Spills
EPA estimates on the number of hazardous material accidents in the past five years range widely from 7,000 accidents to 20,000, primarily because information on these accidents is so poorly...

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...

A Computerized Hazardous Material Incidents Database
This paper reports on the development of a microcomputer database management system for hazardous material incidents that occurred on highways and at fixed sites in Arizona. The objective...

Interfacing Pavement Management and Design Process
Pavement management systems coordinate all the activities required to provide pavements for the traveling public in a cost efficient manner. Information for the pavement management system...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Optimizing Wet-Dry Precipitation Probabilities for Improving Plant Establishment
Studies have shown that the chances of achieving successful seedling establishment in arid and semiarid regions is dependent upon the pattern of favorable wet-dry precipitation sequences....

Maricopa County Hydrology Procedure
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County has developed a procedure to be used for flood hydrology in Maricopa County, Arizona, and the Flood Control District has prepared a Hydrologic...

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)...

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...

ROTO—A Continuous Water and Sediment Routing Model
A model called ROTO was developed to estimate water and sediment yields on large basins (several thousand square miles). ROTO is a continuous model operating on a daily time step that...

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...

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,...

Phoenix Flood Hydrology for Price Expressway
Recently HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) completed a study of the off-site stormwater volumes and peak flow rates for the Price Expressway and Santan Freeway in suburban Phoenix. HDR is the...

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'...

Large Floods and Climate Change in the Southwestern United States
Floods can have a tremendous impact on water resources but their properties may fluctuate at frequencies that defy recognition in short-term instrumented records. Paleoflood deposits provide...

 

 

 

 

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