Nisqually River Management Plan
The Nisqually River is unique in Washington State, if not the nation, in having as its headwaters a glacier within a national park, and its estuary within a national wildlife refuge. The...

Paleoflood Studies in Colorado
Paleoflood hydrology is the study of botanic, sedimentologic and geomorphic flood evidence remaining in a valley. Paleoflood studies in the Colorado foothills and mountains have been used...

Ozoning the Aqueduct
Only the second of its kind in the United States, the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant is using ozone to treat drinking water. The water comes from the Sierra Nevadas via the 300...

Snow Load Design for Colorado Mountains
During the past decade, Colorado mountain construction has experienced a period of rapid growth. New ski resorts and other business developments have resulted in many new facilities. For...

Landslide Damming in the Cordillera of Western Canada
Major landslide dams in the Cordillera are a result of rock slope movements, landslides in stratified Pleistocene deposits, and landslides in till or colluvium in steep mountain watersheds....

Clean-up in the Rockies
The shallow aquifer flowing beneath the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, just outside of Denver, has become contaminated with a number of toxic substances. Until the arsenal can be cleaned-up,...

Flood Risk Below Steep Mountain Slopes
Alluvial fans spread at approximately the critical hydraulic slope below apexes at canyon mouths. Periodic torrents that rage out of the canyons are devastating at the apex and have diminishing...

Water Management of the Snowy Mountains Scheme Australia
The Snowy Mountains Scheme in south-eastern Australia provides a classic example of Water Resources Planning and Management on a National scale. The Scheme provides mainly peak electricity...

Maximum and Actual ET from Grasses and Grass-Like Plants
Two studies of mountain meadow water use were conducted along the Little Laramie River and in the Upper Green River Basin of Wyoming. Monthly and seasonal data from twelve non-weighing...

Colorado High Mountain Aquifer Study
This paper describes the potential for formulating water projects in Colorado using the storage capability of high mountain glacial aquifers. Although a terminal moraine provides a natural...

Watershed Management in 1985
Today's technology in subalpine watershed management is based on carefully designed watershed experiments beginning with Wagon Wheel Gap in 1909. Subsequent advances in process...

Modelling Transpiration of Subalpine Trees in the Central Rocky Mountains
Forest evapotranspiration (ET) has long been recognized to be a major component in the mass water balance of subalpine watersheds in the central Rocky Mountains. In recent years, research...

Chaparral Watershed Management: A Systems Approach
The predicted environmental and economic effects of partial chaparral conversion for increased water yield on an experimental watershed in the Prescott National Forest, Arizona, are examined...

Acid Deposition in the Wind River Mountains
National attention has been focused on the discovery of acidified lakes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and elsewhere in New England. It is commonly believed that the West, in...

Chemical Grout Curtains at Ox Mountain Dams
Grout curtains were constructed in granodiorite bedrock as part of two earthfill diversion dams at a sanitary landfill site on the San Francisco, California peninsula. The curtains are...

Water Requirements of Mountain Meadow Vegetation
Measurements to define agricultural water consumption have been taken in the Green River Basin of Wyoming throughout the summers of 1983 and 1984. The weekly measurements included water...

Principles for Coastal Zone Management in South Africa
The southern tip of the African continent is characterized by a wide variety of coastal environmental conditions, ranging from a steeply tilted topography with sub-tropical summer rainfall...

The Conservancy Concept
During the last nine years in California, the only significant new initiatives in regional land use management have been the creation of Conservancies. With the creation of the Coastal...

Density Transfer: The Santa Monicas Contribution
This paper addresses some aspects of designing and implementing density transfer programs, as illustrated by the Transfer of Development Credit (TDC) program which the California Coastal...

Helms Pumped Storage Project
The powerhouse at California's Helms Pumped Storage Project is 1,200 ft below the surface of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Linking existing reservoirs, the project provides...

 

 

 

 

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