Natural Disaster Reduction Plan at FERC
At the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural disasters of concern are caused by three major natural hazards, i.e., floods, earthquake, and droughts. These three hazards...

Emergency Action Plans: A Need for Comprehensive Exercises
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Guidelines for Preparation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) require that licenses conduct periodic in-depth testing, or comprehensive...

Reliability Assessment Method for Flood Forecasts
Peak discharge predictions produced by rainfall-runoff models and used by flood warning and preparedness agencies are subject to uncertainties in the input data, model parameters, and...

Analysis of Ground-Shaking Hazard and Risk for Lifeline Systems
This paper describes deterministic and probabilistic procedures for calculating ground-shaking hazard and risk for lifeline systems. Due to the large real extent of these systems, standard...

Lessons Not Learned from the Catastrophic Collapse of Highway Structures in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
Most of the damage sustained from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California was not a surprise to civil engineers and knowledgeable building officials. As early as the 1900s,...

Seismic Loss Estimates for a Hypothetical Water System
A Demonstration Project
This committee report, Seismic Loss Estimates for a Hypothetical Water System demonstrates how earthquake loss estimates can be developed for...

Investigating Fault Rupture Hazards: An Example from the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah
The Kern River project consists of a 36-inch diameter high-pressure natural gas pipeline, to be constructed from southwestern Wyoming to southern California. The alignment crosses several...

Inspection of Damaged Buildings
Volunteer engineers and architects have had a significant impact in expediting the recovery of South Carolina from the ravages of Hurricane Hugo. Augmenting state and local government...

A Workbench for Environmental Data Processing and Display

Flood Hazard Scenarios in a Pleistocene-Holocene Basin
Technical scenarios are used to characterize the flood hazard in the Bayou Fountain Basin, an area of complex geomorphology and urbanization. Floods from three sources, 1) local precipitation,...

Dardanelle Turbines
The Dardanelle turbines located at river mile 205.5 of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, are experiencing an unusual amount of wear in the blade trunnion bushings. Oil...

Minimization of Hazardous Waste Generation: Preliminary Investigation of Waste Management Properties of a Solvent Substitute for TCE
The objective of this study was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of waste management properties of a terpene-based solvent substitute. Waste management properties which were evaluated...

California's Coastal Hazards Policies: A Critique

Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment of an Offshore Structure
This paper develops and illustrates a methodology for multi-hazard modal risk assessment. The case study involves assessing risk to an offshore structure in a load environment consisting...

Hedonic Price Theory: Concept and Applications
Direct and indirect techniques are being used to estimate economic consequences of proximity to existing or proposed public facilities. The hedonic price theory, an indirect technique,...

Capital Improvements Financing and Planning After a Natural Disaster
The Pima County Wastewater Department (PCWWMD) provides collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in metropolitan Tucson, Arizona, and various outlying areas. In October 1983, severe...

Economic Benefits of a Flood Warning System—The Ventura County, California Experience
Since the spring of 1979, Ventura County has been receiving the benefits of a growing Flood Warning System (FWS). Beginning with six self-reporting raingages, two untested flow models,...

Bayesian Decision Principles for Flood Warnings
A Bayesian theory of flood warning systems has been formulated. The theory offers principles for mathematical modeling of warning systems. The objectives of modeling are (i) to find the...

Benefits from Floodplain Management Activities in Relation to Operating South Holston Dam
Floodplain management activities have primarily been directed toward avoiding floodplain siting where practical; where siting is unavoidable, elevating structures, facilities, or equipment...

Wastewater Treatment Utilizing Electron Beam Technology: Water Quality Changes and Toxin Destruction

 

 

 

 

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