The West Point Story—Chapter 3: An Integrated Park and Treatment Plant
The West Point Wastewater treatment plant in Seattle sits on a small parcel of land that juts out into Puget Sound. In 1984, controversy erupted when Seattle Metro recognized that West...

Automatic Vehicle Location at Seattle Metro
Seattle Metro has issued final acceptance on a signpost-based AVL system. The system has been well received by operators and by service communications coordinators. Metro has taken steps...

Adapting BMPs to California Hydrology and Climatology
The State of California has the most diverse hydrology and climatology in the United States. It boasts the highest and lowest elevations in the continental U.S. and annual rainfall varies...

Using SHRP Tests to Evaluate CRM Asphalt Pavements
During the recently completed Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), there was insufficient time or funds to evaluate the inclusion of waste materials in asphalt paving mixtures. However,...

Television and Scanning Sonar in Seattle Metro's Siphons and Brick Sewers
Comprehensive and often costly investigations are required in order to identify performance deficiencies of the pipeline in sewer systems, particularly when sewers in excess of 48-inch...

What Sank the Lacey Murrow?
This month marks the third anniversary of the sinking of the Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge near Seattle, Wash., in the midst of a major rehabilitation project. Early on Nov. 25, 1990,...

Seattle's Storm Water Application
Seattle is considered a large city under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit regulations and was required to submit a storm water permit application...

Seattle Area Traffic Management System Upgrade
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) implemented the first components of this freeway monitoring and control system in 1967. A major upgrade to this system was completed...

Case Studies of Ocean Outfall Inspections—San Francisco and Seattle
Discharge of effluent from municipal wastewater treatment plants via outfalls into the nearshore ocean environment is a common means for disposal of waste and street water runoff coastal...

Pierce Transit's Experience with an Alternate Fuel Compressed Natural Gas January-December 1992
At the end of 1992, Pierce Transit's CNG fleet consisted of 30, 40-foot Orion buses, 19 ElDorado Buses, on GMC 'New Look' bus, one 1990 Chevy Celebrity, and one Collins Shuttle van. As...

The Seattle Forecast Model: A Tool for Water Resources Management in the Seattle Area
The Seattle Forecast Model, SEAFM, developed by Hydrocomp Inc. for the Seattle Water Department, is an interactive, graphic system for streamflow forecasting and reservoir analysis of...

Northwest Coastal Strategy
The activities of the Coastal AMerica Northwest Regional Implementation Team are discussed. The Coastal America northwest demonstration project, wetlands restoration in the Duwamish River...

Reliability Curves for Reservoir Performance
Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has developed a family of reservoir guide curves that illustrate reliabilities when storage conditions gradually decline from 98% to as...

Seattle Plays It Safe
To ensure the reliability of its aging water system in a major earthquake, the Seattle Water Department commissioned a comprehensive assessment of the system's seismic reliability...

Seismic Rehabilitation of Seattle's Pier 69
The Port of Seattle, one of the largest on the west coast of North America, made a strong statement regarding their support for reusing existing structures when a decision was made to...

Seattle Oil Keeps Going and Going

Seattle Swings Again
The 1992 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award went to a bridge that the experts said couldn't be built—a concrete segmental box girder swing bridge with twin leaves...

West Point Temporary Construction Dock
The West Point temporary construction dock is designed to provide construction access for the West Point treatment plant project located in Seattle, Washington. The dock plays a major...

Vacuum Alumina Unloader for Port of Everett
The Port of Everett is in the process of rebuilding and expanding its marine cargo facilities. Much of the Port's waterfront land and facilities were lost to the U.S. Navy Carrier Homeport...

Case Study — Elliott Bay Marina Floating Moorage
The recently completed Elliott Bay Marina project in Seattle is one of the larger projects of this type in the country, with 1196 slips ranging from 32 feet to 60 feet, a floating fuel...

 

 

 

 

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