Observation of Suspended Sediments in Mobile Bay, Alabama from Satellite
As part of a comprehensive geologic study of coastal Alabama and Mississippi, the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating coastal sediment transport in Mobile Bay and the adjacent shelf....

Regional Beach Sand Volumes of the Pacific Northwest, USA
Eight small littoral cells ranging from 5-60 km in length have been surveyed by beach profiling and seismic refraction to establish active beach sand volumes in the Pacific Northwest region....

Monitoring of a Nearshore Disposal Mound at Silver Strand State Park
The migration of an underwater disposal berm constructed in December 1988 approximately six miles south of the entrance to San Diego Bay is investigated. The berm was composed of medium...

Topographic Responses to the Construction of Large Port Structures on Oarai Coast
Large offshore breakwater and groins have been constructed at Oarai Port, Japan. As a result, the coast experienced significant topographic changes. In this paper, the responses of the...

Hydropower: Making Its Mark in North America
To discover what plans North American hydropower producers have for their hydroelectric resources in the 1990s, Hydro Review conducted a survey of leaders in the hydro generation industry...

Deflector Synchronizing and Governing
This paper is a survey of deflector control speed govern impulse turbines for synchronization to a grid, and for isolated operation. There are several advantages to deflector control versus...

Electrical Design Survey
In North America, a mini hydro project consists primarily of the civil works which routes water to the turbine generator and the electrical hardware necessary to interface it with a utility....

The Effect of Channelization of Río Puerto Nuevo on Ground-Water Levels in the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Puerto Rico
Channelization and concrete lining of the Rio Puerto Nuevo and its tributaries in the San Juan Metropolitan area has been proposed to control flooding in low lying areas adjacent to the...

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program—A Basis for Water-Resource Policy Development
The concepts that are the basis for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program began forming in the early 1980's. By 1986,...

Standardization of Culvert Flow Computations
Culvert flow computations are generally computed by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) nemographs or its HY8 computer program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'...

A National Bridge Scour Data Collection Program
A study to collect and analyze field measurements of bridge scour is being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. The primary objective...

Introduction, and Analysis of Survey—Preliminary Report of Task Committee on Recommendations for Standards in Hydraulics
To help formulate its recommendations for future standardization of tasks in hydraulic engineering, the Task Committee conducted a survey of practicing engineers. This survey indicated...

Scientific Visualization Techniques Applied to Water Quality and Transport
Applying the advanced-computer technology available at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), researchers from SDSC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) simulated and visualized numerical...

Proposed Methodology to Update Embayment Sedimentation Data for TVA Reservoirs
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of bathymetric data resulting from routine fisheries and aquatic biology hydroacoustic surveys in TVA reservoirs for...

Use of Electronic Microprocessor-Based Instrumentation by the U.S. Geological Survey for Hydrologic Data Collection
The U.S. Geological Survey is acquiring a new generation of field computers and communications software to support hydrologic data-collection at field locations. The new computer hardware...

Probabilistic Aspects of Hydroproject Maintenance
A survey of operation and maintenance personnel in the hydraulic structures sector was conducted to learn about the present maintenance approach and the perception of the probabilistic...

Determining the Optimum Level of Quality Management Effort
Quality management is an essential factor in construction project success. Determining the appropriate level of quality management effort remains a challenging managerial decision. A discussion...

3-D Positioning for Construction Surveying and Automation
Three-dimensional real-time positioning is a critical requirement to allow for improved surveying and autonomous vehicle control. Given such a system and a project data link, multiple...

Special Bedrock Conditions in Greater Boston
The Cambridge Argillite, a weakly metamorphosed shale, forms the major portion of the Boston Basin, a structural as well as topographic depression. In the greater Boston area, the argillite...

Where Does Rock Begin for Three Highway Projects?
'Where does rock begin?' was a question raised on three large highway projects in the western United States. The question was successfully answered by a variety...

 

 

 

 

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