Quality Control: Bridge Steel Fabrication and Erection
This paper examines the Quality Control Program Plan (QCPP) developed by Frederic R. Harris, Inc. (FRH) for fabrication and erection inspection of over 5,448,000 kg of AASHTO Fracture...

Implementation of the NBIS Scour Evaluation Program—District 2, Florida
The Federal Highway Administration is now requiring a comprehensive evaluation of bridge scour as part of the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). District 2, Florida Department...

Adapting BMPs to California Hydrology and Climatology
The State of California has the most diverse hydrology and climatology in the United States. It boasts the highest and lowest elevations in the continental U.S. and annual rainfall varies...

New Directions in Integrated Hydrologic Modeling with GIS
In 1988, the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research funded a project to develop an integrated hydrologic model to more adequately represent mine reclamation hydrology. Five years later,...

Hydrology of Wetland Treatment Systems in East Orange County, Florida
Wetlands are increasingly being used as final treatment systems for industrial and domestic wastewater effluent discharges and stormwater runoff discharges. Hydrological monitoring and...

Protecting the Boca Raton Outfall Before and After Hurricane Andrew
A critical factor for the success of an ocean outfall is its ability to remain intact and functional for many decades of service, despite extreme episodes of wave attack and beach erosion....

An Ongoing Field Study to Evaluate the Impacts and Direct Effects of Offshore Dreding Activities on Benthic Organisms
Instrumentation and sampling involve box coring, otter trawling, the use of a towed sled carrying video camera, and a sidescan sonar device. The baseline collection phase of the study...

Development of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Phosphorus Transport Model
The Lake Okeechobee watershed phosphorus model was developed to route flows and phosphorus loadings associated with point and nonpoint sources through a watershed transport system, and...

Performance of Three Adjacent but Different Beach Nourishment Projects, Pinellas County, Florida
More than 25 million dollars have been spent on three adjacent nourishment projects extending along 10 miles (16 km) of central Pinellas Country on the Gulf Coat of Florida. The three...

Evolving Institutions for Managing the ACF Basin
The ACF basin is a case of interstate conflict in resource management. This study looks at the planning underway with regard to mechanisms for managing the basin....

GIS and Fisheries Management
Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies may provide the tool needed to translate and synthesize geographically oriented marine resources information in Florida. Issues facing...

Condemnation & Florida's Rapid Rail Transportation
High Speed Rail Transportation Projects, (HSRT) whether initiated by private interests or government, almost always require the use of eminent domain proceedings or the threat of eminent...

Partnering in Water Resources Planning in Florida
This paper discusses successful partnering efforts by the Corps of Engineers in water resources development in Florida. The partnering involves the Corps, local project sponsors and other...

Potential for the Segmental Development of High Speed Rail in the Orlando-Tampa Corridor
The State of Florida has been pursuing the planning and implementation of high speed rail in the Miami-Orlando-Tampa corridor for the past ten years. Due to financial and institutional...

Overview of Current U.S. HSGT Planning
As an introduction to the subject of high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) and to help put the rest of the conference papers in context, two plenary sessions provided an overview of...

Water Management Plan for Lake Okeechobee
Lake Okeechobee is a large, natural freshwater lake in Southern Florida with a drainage area of about 5,650 square miles. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains project works on...

Evaluation and Management of Irrigation Systems in Southwest Florida
The United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (SCS) provides assistance to growers in the Southwest Florida area for the evaluation, improvement and management...

A Tidal Inlet Bridge Scour Assessment Model
Undermining of bridge structures constructed in tidal inlets is a common problem. Scour mechanisms in tidal inlets are often complex combinations of local contraction and regional tidal...

Revitalizing the Florida Coastal Management Program
The Florida Coastal Management Program has received critical evaluations from the Federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management citing serious concerns about the effectiveness...

Assessing the Quality of Citizen Volunteer Monitoring
Total-error profiles and quality control charts are presented as quantitative techniques to determine acceptability of methodology and analyses for volunteer water quality monitoring programs....

 

 

 

 

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