Our Municipal Water System Has Power
Hydroelectric potential exists in the Boulder, Colorado municipal water system. Excess pressure is developed in the water system because the water originates in the Rocky Mountains, west...

Residential Damage in an Area of Underground Coal Mining
In order to estimate the potential for future subsidence-related residential damage, a statistical analysis of past residential damage in the Boulder-Weld, Colorado, coal field was performed....

Resolving a Groundwater Conflict in Colorado
In 1985, the City of Lakewood, Colorado, submitted applications for permits to drill 20 wells in the Arapahoe Aquifer with the intent of appropriating 4300 acre-feet annually for eventual...

Roads for Sale
Due to the decline in available federal revenue for transportation facilities, privatization is becoming a common alternative to project financing. A case study of a public/private partnership...

Colorado River Municipal Water District Weather Modification Program 1971-1986
The Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) has sponsored a rain enhancement program on summertime convective clouds in West Texas since 1971. Silver iodide is used for cloud base...

Use of the Penman Equation in Inter-Mountain Valleys
H.L. Penman equation as well as the J.L. Monteith version of this equation were compared under the advective conditions of the Grand Valley of Colorado. The wind function in the general...

Adjustment of Mountain Stream Channels to Flow Regime Alteration, Preliminary Analysis
One aspect of instream flow regimes being actively debated is the need for channel maintenance of flushing flows. However, little quantitative information exists as to how different types...

Platte River Irrigation Development: Hydrologic Myths
Several proposed municipal and irrigation developments in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska could impact flows along the Platte River in central Nebraska. Opposition to these projects is...

Little Dry Creek Channel Improvements Provide Flood Control and Revitalization for Englewood, Colorado
A multi-purpose, off-stream storage facility located at the upstream end of the project provides 85 acre-feet of flood storage during the 100-year storm and provides athletic fields during...

Sensitivity of CUHP-PC Computer Model
The Colorado Unit Hydrograph Procedure (CUHP) consists of effective rainfall reduction and hydrograph convolution processes. The primary assumption is an one-to-one response between rainfall...

Runoff Simulation, Homestake II Project
Wetlands issues raised in connection with the proposed Homestake II Project required an extremely detailed evaluation of basin hydrology. The Subalpine Water Balance Model (WATBAL) was...

Sediment Flushing Experiences at Cherry Creek Dam
An overview of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District's experiences in sediment flushing operations at Cherry Creek Reservoir near Denver, Colorado is presented....

Ten Top Projects for 1988
The other Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement nominees make up an impressive collection of projects. They are notable for innovative management techniques, state-of-the-art engineering...

Water-Quality Ponds — Are They the Answer?
Water-quality 'wet' ponds have been proposed to treat storm water for the removal of phosphorous in streams tributary to Cherry Creek Reservoir, a major recreational...

Urban Runoff Management—An Industry Perspective An Opinion
Coors presently produces about 17 million barrels of beer per year from a single plant about 15 miles west of Denver. The company chose to keep the responbibility for the quality of its...

Bureau of Reclamation's High Plains States Ground Water Recharge Program
The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting a two-phase program to demonstrate the feasibility of recharging declining aquifers in the 17 western states. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),...

Tucson Recharge with Existing Potable Water System
In 1987, a study was undertaken to evaluate the potential for using the City of Tucson's existing potable water distribution system and production wells for recharge of treated...

Augmenting Water Supply in the Phoenix Area Through Recharge of Surplus Central Arizona Project Water Into the Agua Fria Riverbed
This paper describes the efforts of several months activities in the initial stages of developing a 30,000 feet Demonstration Recharge Facility for surplus Colorado River water on the...

Ground Water Basin Management and Artificial Recharge
In Coachella Valley, California, where rainfall averages only 3 inches annually, approximately 80,000 acres of crop land and 65 golf courses provide winter recreation and winter fruits...

Control of Groundwater Contamination: Case Studies
Engineered solutions to groundwater contamination problems are being proposed at many hazardous waste sites, yet the effectiveness and long-term reliability of many of these proposed solutions...

 

 

 

 

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