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...

Channel-changing Processes on the Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, 1936-86
Lateral channel change on the mainly ephemeral Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, causes damage and has spawned costly efforts to control bank erosion. Aerial photographs, historical...

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...

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...

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...

Application of Geological Information to Arizona Flood Hazard Assessment
Hydrological modeling procedures applied to regulatory flood-hazard zonation can be misapplied when assumptions concerning flood-hazardous processes are violated. Geomorphological mapping...

Risk Analysis as a Tool to Determine Spillway Design Capacities
Lyman Dam is an earth and rockfill structure located on the Little Colorado River approximately 11 miles south and upstream of St. Johns, Arizona. Several studies examining the safety...

Longitudinal Channel Response Due to In-Stream Mining
This paper describes the analysis procedure developed for the Arizona Department of Transportation for the estimation of short-term longitudinal channel response due to in-stream mining....

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...

Project Management: Now On-Line
Only 20 years ago, computerized project management was available only to large firms with mainframe computers. Even four or five years back, well into the personal-computer revolution,...

Projects That Point
This is only a small sampling of what we can expect inthis decade. An $80 million kiln at Port Arthur, Tex., reportedly the largest of its kind in the U.S., handles bulk solids and sludges....

Construction to Begin Above I-10 in Phoenix

Development of Hydraulic Structures
The Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902. Since that time, Reclamation has constructed more than 220 dams. Each dam, depending on its function, has two or more principal hydraulic...

Deck Park Covers Phoenix Freeway
The last link in interstate I-10, the coast to coast highway from Florida to California, will be completed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989. The last eleven-mile section through Phoenix has...

Commuter Control
Traffic management systems are a relatively new way to expand the capacity of existing highways and to utilize new ones realistically. Several major systems have been in place and new...

SRP Water Demand Model: A Tool for Drought Planning

Management of Artificial Recharge Systems

Water Reclamation in Tempe, Arizona

Development of Appropriate Hydrologic & Hydraulic Methodologies for Maricopa County, Arizona

 

 

 

 

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