A Water Pricing Model for Lake Texana
Faced with water sales and recreation revenues insufficient to service the project debt, the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (L-NRA), operators of Lake Texana, decided upon a novel approach...

Using Corps of Engineers' Reservoirs for Water Supply
This paper provides an historical overview of the Corps of Engineers (COE) authority in the water supply arena and discusses the methodologies and procedures used to reallocate storage...

The Market Value of Water in the Ogallala Aquifer as Implied by Recent Farm Sales
As indicated by farm sales in the Ogallala region, the value of water in the Ogallala Aquifer has fallen. Market values have declined by 30 to 60%, following the recent downward trends...

The Use of Wholesale Water Rates to Encourage the Groundwater Conjunctive Use
The availability and price of imported Colorado River water were critical components to the development of groundwater management programs in Southern California. Economical imported water...

Phoenix Flood Hydrology for Price Expressway
Recently HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) completed a study of the off-site stormwater volumes and peak flow rates for the Price Expressway and Santan Freeway in suburban Phoenix. HDR is the...

Experiences With a Supercomputer
The advent of ever faster and ever larger computers is opening new areas of scientific study. Within this computational revolution, however, are real people trying to cope with the vagaries...

Effects of Turbulence on Price AA Meter Rotors
Field and laboratory studies were conducted during 1988 and 1989 by the U.S. Geological survey to determine the effect of turbulence on the performance of price AA meter rotors. Two different...

Concrete Pavement—Specification by Modeling
Concrete pavement specifications have traditionally been prescriptive with construction in-put defined. This practice does not include a definition of the product intended, restricts innovation,...

Commuting Computing
Portable computers come in many different shapes and sizes and boast many of the same features as desktop machines. Unlike desktop PCs, however, the key to getting the most use out of...

The Eichleay Formula—Time to Retire?
The Eichleay formula is the one most commonly used to settle claims by contractors against owners who delay a project. The formula is based on six questionable assumptions, however. When...

Cleaning Up Coal
Coal, which fueled the industrial revolution in the 19th century and two wars in the 20th, should continue to be a major power source well into the 21st century. Its abundance keeps the...

The Engineers' Increasing Role in Pricing and Rate Setting for Water Services — An Economists View

Alternative Charge Systems for Water Supply Projects

Managing a Megaproject
The tunnel beneath the English Channel is an unusual construction project because of the private sector financing of infrastructure as well as the price, $9 billion, and the international...

Flashboard Alternatives Including Rubber Dams
This paper reviews some common flashboard methods used in the northeastern part of the U.S., and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The inflatable rubber dam is presented...

Transportation Planning Guidelines to Support Affordable Housing

Market Projections for the Hydroelectric Industry
The hydroelectric industry enjoyed a rapid rate of development from 1980 through 1986. This expansion was fed in part by a combination of tax incentives, the PURPA legislation, and high...

Multisite Hydrocomplex Optimization
A multisite complex is analysed in northern Quebec to decide the level of equipment needed that will supply firm energy at the best possible unitary price. Four possible sites were chosen...

Grand Coulee SCADA System Procurement
Purchasing a quality Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or Energy Control System (ECS) at a reasonable price for a particular installation can be a challenging undertaking....

Construction of Elk Creek Dam
Construction of Elk Creek Dam, located in Southwest Oregon, is currently underway with completion scheduled for September 1988. The main dam contract was awarded to Ohbayashi Gumi Ltd....

 

 

 

 

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