Coming to the Surface
In the past few years, the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and much of Texas have experienced less than normal rainfall and record water demands. During this period, average daily...

Big Screen Debut
The Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) encompasses nearly 150,000 acres (60,700 ha) of prime agricultural land in California's Sacramento Valley, generally considered...

Shape of Storm Pollutograph from the Four Different Rural Watersheds
(Abstract only) Just as a hydrograph describes the flow rate of water for a storm event, a pollutograph shows the rate at which pollutants dissolved or suspended in the runoff are transported....

How the Impacts of Urbanization Are Being Addressed in the Los Angeles River Watershed
Due to an increased interest and concern about the Los Angeles urban environment, studies have begun to focus on the local water cycle and the impact of impervious land on the Los Angeles...

Design Considerations for the North Railroad Alluvial Fan Levee System in Boulder City, Nevada
This paper presents a drainage study for a flood control levee system in Boulder City, Nevada. This levee system is located below an alluvial fan watershed and was proposed to protect...

Application of Simulated Annealing for Integrated Urban Water Systems: Infrastructure, Treatment and Re-Use Optimization
Escalating costs in providing water supply, waste water and storm water infrastructure and community concerns over the environmental impact of water harvesting and effluent disposal, have...

A Glass Act
The Museum of Glass under construction in Tacoma, Washington, is the centerpiece of a plan to develop brownfield sites on the Thea Foss Waterway. The $57.3-million museum project includes...

Rediscovering the Lost City
Since 1994, Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., of Wright Water Engineers, in Denver, has been studying evidence of civil engineering at the ruins of Machu Picchu—an ancient Inca city in the Andes...

Foundations and Ground Improvement in the Urban Environment

Embankment Construction in an Urban Environment: The Interstate 15 Experience

Design and Construction of a Jet-Grouted Excavation Support Wall in an Urban Environment

Delicate Procedure
In 1997 the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), located in downtown Baltimore, began addressing a need for expanded health care facilities within the city. But the existing facilities...

Bell's Bridge Rehabilitation
Bell's Bridge carries Tidewater Drive, a major urban arterial in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, over Wayne Creek, a tributary of the Lafayette River. During a routine inspection in 1995,...

Returning to the Source
One hundred years ago, Las Vegas was a dry, dusty dot on the map with a population of only 100. The city grew up to become perhaps the gambling capital of the world, and more recently...

The Long Arch
The proposed long-arch method of constructing large underground chambers is a novel variation of well-established cellular construction methods. But each cell is arch-shaped and is independent...

Existing Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
Public transport has currently reached far beyond city limits, particularly in Amsterdam. As such, the public transport in and around Amsterdam operated at three levels. First the city...

Urban Public Transportation System of the Municipality of Beijing and Its Operations and Use by People
The Beijing Municipal Government operates a subway rail system and a surface system of trolleybuses, buses, jitneys and taxis. The Beijing Subway Corporation runs the subway system, and...

Prospects and Characteristics of Urban Public Transport in China
This paper describes the policies of urban transport and public transport, the characteristics of land use, and the operation management of state-owned bus companies in Chinese cities....

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use, and Travel Patterns of Chennai (Madras)
Chennai is a port city, with railway and road networks extending in all three land directions available for expansion. Currently, the city limits comprised of 172-sq. km. and the metropolitan...

Urban Public Transportation in Chennai and Its Operations and Use by People
The main problem in the city was the decreasing share of mass transit trips by rail. The planners desire that the public transport trips should be 60%. It also desired that in Chennai,...

 

 

 

 

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