Marketing Power in the Pacific Northwest
The marketing of power in the Pacific Northwest is a process intimately tied to the management of the Columbia River system. This paper describes the characteristics of the river and transmission...

Columbia River Treaty Perspectives
The Columbia River Treaty was signed in 1961 and ratified by the governments of Canada and the United States in 1964. The Treaty required British Columbia to construct three large storage...

The Design of the Nanpil River Hydropower Project
In 1980, the State of Pohnpei (then spelled Ponape) asked the Pacific Ocean Division of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the feasibility of constructing a hydroelectric...

AgriMet—ET Phones Home—(Adaptation of Satellite Telemetry for Crop Water Use Modeling in the Pacific Northwest)
The development of a regional automatic agricultural weather station network in the Pacific Northwest (AgriMet) is enabling the site-specific calculation of evapotranspiration (ET) through...

Environmental Degradation of Spawning Gravels in the Tucannon River
The important relationship between upstream soil and water conservation measures and salmonid habitat conditions in the Pacific Northwest is illustrated by way of computer simulations...

The Role of Hydrologic Forecasts and Water Management in Support of Fisheries Enhancement
With the passage of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 and the adoption of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program in 1982, a new mandate...

Littoral Cells of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Comparing Coastal Spheres in Oregon and Washington
This paper introduces the concept of a 'coastal sphere' and illustrates its use by applying it to two such spheres located in the Pacific Northwest. A sphere...

Integrated Disposal Studies in San Francisco Bay
The United States Army Corps of Engineers is studying the accumulation of dredged material at the Alcatraz Disposal Site in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz was chosen for aquatic disposal...

Tsunami—Preparing for a Vague and Rare Event
A tsunami (tidal wave) to an earth scientist is a vague event - to others, it is a Hollywood enhanced and misunderstood event. These attitudes are heightened by the fact that tsunamis...

Cogenerating Columbia River Salmon and Hydropower
In recent years a number of regional institutional arrangements have been consumated which have potential for reducing overfishing of Columbia River chinook stocks. In the Pacific Northwest...

Prospects for Wetlands Use in Stormwater Management
It is well established that wetlands under certain circumstances improve water quality. There is a limited literature on the long-term effects of using freshwater wetlands for stormwater...

Hydropower on a Wastewater Plant Outfall: Point Loma Hydro Project
The plant is on a bluff 90 feet above the Pacific Ocean where the primary treated effluent is discharged through a 2-mile-long (3. 2 kilometer) outfall pipeline. The head was previously...

The Pacific Northwest Hydropower Data Base Study
The Hydropower Data Base is presently a functional tool for evaluating hydropower in the Northwest. It is a complete system which has been implemented using a variety of crosschecks and...

Planning for Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development: A State Response
A 'surplus' of power in the Pacific Northwest region of the country has brought with it a declining interest in the generation of new electrical energy supplies....

Trash Busters — A Comparison of Screening Structures for Irrigation Systems
Several irrigation districts in the Pacific Northwest have recently installed screening structures for use in removal of trash from canals, rivers, or reservoirs. Some of the screens have...

Queensland, Australia - River Diversion Schemes
The east coast of the State of Queensland has high or very high annual rainfall which declines rapidly with distance inland. The area west of the Great Dividing Range, which parallels...

Designing the Fisherman's Wharf Area, San Francisco Harbor Breakwater
The Fisherman's Wharf Breakwater Project stands out as an example of a complex structure requiring the planning and design talents of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)...

The Role of Demand Forecasts in Pacific Northwest Power Planning
This paper has two primary objectives: to acquaint a general audience with the basic approaches used to forecast the demand for electricity, and to discuss the role of demand forecasts...

Development of a Practical Method Simulating Oil Spill Migration (OSPIM) in Soils
Many ground-water modeling studies can be performed on currently available microcomputers. The greatest problem associated with the proliferation of ground-water modeling software for...

 

 

 

 

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