River Restored
After floods devastated the Big Thompson River area in northern Colorado in 2013, engineers worked to restore key reaches of the watershed. Their rehabilitation efforts featured channel grading, bank stabilization,...

Water Wise
Located in a semiarid region, the town of Castle Rock, Colorado, has a goal to reduce its reliance on nonrenewable groundwater sources. A recently completed pipeline project enables Castle Rock to tap...

Unanticipated Benefits: The Moffat Tunnel
The Moffat Tunnel pierced the Rocky Mountains to connect Denver with the transcontinental railroad. But the tunnel brought something even more important: water....

Stabilizing Colorado's Rock Slopes by Gluing, Scanning, and Bolting

CO2 Sequestration: Fractures are Enabling Clean Energy Options

Colorado Experience with Geotechnical Practice Publications

Watershed Modeling for Surface-Groundwater Interaction
Groundwater use has increased rapidly due to irrigation development in the Great Plains. This is especially true in the Republican Basin that intersects the three states of Nebraska, Kansas...

The Watershed and River Systems Management Program

Enhancing Stochastic Streamflows Simulation of the Colorado River System

Assessing Contaminant Transport in a Small Rocky Mountain Watershed Using Monitoring Data and Mathematical Modeling

Making the Grade
Adding two lanes to a stretch of highway in western Colorado required excavation on slopes and involved micropiles, mechanically stabilized earth walls, ground anchors, and soil nails....

Estimating the Return Period of Multiyear Droughts
Characterizing the return period of hydrologic events has been an important subject in water resources planning and management studies for many decades. The alternative approach has been...

Firepower
The processes put in place by water utilities are designed with the quality of water normally received for treatment in mind. But the runoff from areas ravaged by fire can degrade that...

Golden Opportunity
After abruptly losing access to a significant portion of its water supply during a severe drought, the city of Golden, Colorado, responded by employing innovative approaches to design...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

Weighing the Options
A unique sludge pipeline replacement project in Colorado gave the engineers and the owner an opportunity to compare the merits of three different project delivery methods....

Early Warning
Recent improvements in digital technology have given Fort Collins, Colorado, a system that can accurately predict the location and severity of impending floods....

Watersheds: Preparing Students for the Future
Colorado State University continues to maintain the only undergraduate major in Watershed Science since its inception over four decades ago. As the flagship of Watershed Science, CSU has...

Effects of Wildfire on Water Supplies: A Case Study from Denver, Colorado
Wildfires can directly impact municipal water supplies by increasing a watersheds susceptibility to erosion, and thereby potentially increasing the transport of sediment and organic matter...

Stochastic Simulation of the Colorado River Flows Using SAMS
The main purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the applicability of SAMS to the Colorado River system. For this purpose we have utilized monthly data at 29 sites in the basin....

 

 

 

 

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