USFS Reserved Rights—A Water User's Perspective

State/Federal Conflict Resolution: Success Stories on the Colorado River

A Lateral Load Test on Seven Foot Diameter Caissons
Seven foot (2.1 m) diameter caissons (drilled shafts) were designed to support a mainline eastbound bridge and an off-ramp of Interstate Highway 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado. A lateral...

Aquatic Weed Control by Grass Carp in Cool Water
Diploid grass carp have significantly controlled problem aquatic vegetation during a 3-year study in a northern Colorado irrigation canal where water temperatures ranged from 0 to 25°C....

Hydrologically Optimizing Stormwater Quality Facilities
There exists a need to develop a method for the sizing of urban stormwater runoff capture volume for water quality enhancement purposes. This paper describes a method that utilizes hydrologic...

Colorado River Microcomputer Model
This paper describes a computer model which simulates the monthly water and power operations of the twelve reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin for a given demand projection in the future....

Development of a Large Network Model to Evaluate the Yield of a Proposed Reservoir
The model simulates the operation of the Colorado River system upstream of Grand Junction, Colorado, and both the West Slope and the East Slope components of Colorado-Big Thompson system....

Optimal Operational Analysis of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project
The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District is currently investigating the feasibility of constructing a major water storage project on the mainstem of the Poudre River for water...

Flood Warning Using Wide-Area Computer Networks
Wide-area computer networks are being used with increasing frequency to improve regional response to flood events, coordinate efforts between agencies and communities, and to improve flood...

PROFS Role in Modernization of the National Weather Service
This paper describes the overall modernization procedure and the computing infrastructure that will support hydrologic operations in a prototype workstation that will be available in National...

Effecting Timely Responses to Urban Flash Floods
Problem identification and decision aid development are important first steps in putting together an effective flood warning plan. Until adequate data exists to allow refinement of runoff...

Stochastic Modeling and Generation of Droughts
Stochastic simulation was used for deriving drought properties of the Poudre River, Colorado and the Red River, North Dakota. The autoregressive moving average (ARMA) model and a threshold...

The Colorado River Simulation System
The Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) is a comprehensive computer tool designed to assist water resource managers in long-range planning and management of the Colorado River Basin....

Joint Economic Evaluation of Pumped Storage in Colorado
This paper summarizes a joint planning study completed in December 1988 on the economic potential of pumped-storage development. The study was unusual in water development investigations...

How Many Years to Fill with Sediment, a Sediment Study of Lake Powell on the Colorado River
A study to determine the current capacity and to update information on the life expectancy of Lake Powell was conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation. The study documented the present storage-elevation...

Add AGM to APM for Profitable AGT

Optimizing Hydropower Potential Using Water Management Techniques
The development of hydropower facilities at existing dams creates an interesting dilemma to both public and private hydro developers: Is the proposed development the best-adapted use of...

The Uncompahgre Hydropower Project—A Historical Perspective
The process required for developing a potential hydropower site is both well-known and straightforward. It begins with the conception of an idea, and is fulfilled by engineering, economic,...

Impact of Annual Repayment on Efficient Use of Power Revenues
Congressional efforts to control Federal budget deficits are leading to new requirements for fixed annual repayment of investment in power and irrigation facilities. Traditionally, investments...

The Stanley Canyon Conduit Hydroelectric Project
The Stanley Canyon Hydroelectric Project is an excellent example of the maximum use of a natural resource. The project is a combined water supply and hydroelectric facility which received...

 

 

 

 

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