Control of Thistle Lake, Utah
In April of 1983, the Thistle slide blocked the flow of the Spanish Fork River and traffic using the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, U. S. Highway 89, and U. S. Highway 50 and...

Clean-up in the Rockies
The shallow aquifer flowing beneath the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, just outside of Denver, has become contaminated with a number of toxic substances. Until the arsenal can be cleaned-up,...

Passing the Public Works Buck
Users and beneficiaries of local and state public works projects are paying a larger share of their cost. State and federal grants and general local revenues are being relied on less....

Safety of Dams Activities in the Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region
In the Lower Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation (BuRec), there are presently eight BuRec dams and one Bureau of Indian Affairs dam being modified or studied for modification...

Construction of Strontia Springs Dam
Strontia Springs Dam is a principal feature of the Foothills Project on the South Platte River, 25 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado. The dam provides for storage and diversion of water...

Case Histories: Evaluation of Drilled Pier Integrity by the Stress Wave Propagation Method
The Stress Wave Propagation Method (SWPM) was used to nondestructively investigate the integrity of straight-shaft drilled pier foundations at two sites in the Denver, Colorado area. Drilled...

Practical Water Demand Forecasting
The authors describe their experience in designing, building, and applying a water demand forecasting model for the Denver metropolitan area. In the presence of incomplete and sometimes...

Denver's Dual Utilization Sludge Management Plan
The Metropolitan Denver Sewage Disposal District No. 1 (District) has adopted a Dual Utilization approach to sludge management. This technique uses composting during periods of inclement...

Enforcement Support at an NPL Landfill in Colorado
Since 1964, the City and County of Denver has owned the Lowry Landfill site, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Denver. During the period of July 1967 through 1980, the...

Hydropower
Recent Developments
The Foothills Project has been under consideration by the Denver Board of Water Commissions for many years. It is one of the major steps in the continued efforts of the Board to provide...

Denver Auraria People Mover
A discussion of a specific Urban Transportation solution to a major automobile parking problem at the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver is presented. A special focus as to the...

Water Supply
The Foothills Project adds 125 mgd (5.5 m³/s) to the Denver area water treatment capacity, and saved approximately $1 million in energy costs in the first year of its operation. The $163...

Probing the Past
In Denver, Colorado, 12 buildings of an old abandoned brewery complex were to be renovated into a 270,000 sq ft shopping, entertainment and restaurant complex. Rather than conduct a thorough...

Bureau of Reclamation Hydraulic Laboratory
The Bureau of Reclamation used hydraulic models for the first time in 1930 in the laboratory of the Colorado Agriculture Experimental Station in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 1946 the Reclamation...

From Wastewater to Drinking Water
The city of Denver, Colorado will experience a population increase of an estimated half million people within the next 20 years. To satisfy the anticipated demand for water in this semi-arid...

Denver's Potable Water Reuse Demonstration Project

Radon Levels in Metropolitan Denver Homes

Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Landmark Case of Groundwater Polluted by Chemicals
For more than 20 years, the Army's Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver has been dealing with groundwater pollution caused by chemical warfare agents and pesticides. The arsenal...

Drilled Pier Foundations in Shale, Denver Colorado Area

Stormwater Quality--First Efforts in Denver
A sampling program for nonpoint source pollutants was initiated in Denver, in 1975. Some of the data collected and preliminary findings are presented. Tentative conclusions drawn on limited...

 

 

 

 

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