Use of SALQR Optimization in Large Aquifer Cleanup
A modified form of Differential Dynamic Programming (DDP), called Suc cessive Approximation to a Linear Quadratic Regulator (SALQR), is used to compute optimal policies for remediation...

An Evaluation of Drainage Conditions in the San Joaquin Valley
The discovery of deformities and deaths of aquatic birds at Kesterson Reservoir in 1983 substantially altered the perception of agricultural subsurface drainage water threats in the San...

Southern San Joaquin Drainage Water Management
This paper addresses management of subsurface saline drainage water in a closed basin in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. A large number of ponds have been constructed to evaporate saline...

Drainage Ponds and Demonstration Wetlands
In California's southern San Joaquin Valley, subsurface irrigation drainage pumped into shallow evaporation ponds often contains elevated concentrations of selenium. The selenium...

Economic Incentives Encourage Improvements In Farm-Level Water Management Practices
The Broadview Water District has implemented economic incentive programs in recent years to encourage improvements in irrigation practices to reduce the volume of subsurface drain water...

Dynamic vs. Quasi-Static Effluent Limits
Selenium water quality objectives are currently being exceeded in the San Joaquin River, California due to agricultural subsurface drainage discharges. The Federal Clean Water Act requires...

South Carolina Department of Transportation's Statewide Program of Bridge Scour Evaluation
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has instituted a program to satisfy the FHWAs requirements to evaluate the scour potential of the Nations bridges. The SCDOT's...

Modeling Groundwater Response to a Perimeter Flood
A large industrial facility in the west of France was impacted by a flood in January 1995. Costs associated with the disruption in one week of production were estimated at $15E6 US. In...

Non-point Source Policies for Agricultural Drainage
There is limited experience in regulating the water quality impacts of nonpoint source subsurface agricultural drainage discharges. Recent efforts in California to regulate selenium discharges...

Mitigation of Predation at a Juvenile Bypass Outfall Site
Reducing predation at an outfall has become an increasingly important consideration in the design of a juvenile salmonid bypass system. To minimize the exposure juveniles have with predators...

Drainage Recirculation Project for Water Quality
The State Water Resources Control Board and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have described water quality objectives for selenium in the San Joaquin River. In order to achieve...

Potential-Scour Assessments at 130 Bridges in Iowa
A total of 130 highway bridges in Iowa were assessed for potential scour using a potential-scour index developed by the U.S. Geological Survey for a bridge-scour study in western Tennessee....

Periodic Variation in Karst Stream Losses
A cave taking water from an ephemeral stream periodically reroutes surface and subsurface drainage because of a plug that forms 10 m below the main entrance to the cave. The plug of sand,...

Infiltration Properties at Two Sites in the Konza Prairie
The spatial variability of soil hydraulic properties that govern infiltration were investigated at a pristine site and an agricultural site in the Konza Prairie Research Area of east-central...

BMP for Control of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Flow
Nine ha of spring wheat were sprinkle irrigated with drainwater from 15 subsurface drains. The objective was to demonstrate that use of drainwater for irrigation improves the net efficiency...

Hydraulic Effects of Habitat Structures in Flood Control Channels
Three field sites have been established and laboratory flume experiments begun to assess the effect of habitat enhancement measures on water-surface profiles and local scour in flood control...

Earth Spillway Design Using SITES Software
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has, recently released new software for the design and analysis of water resource structure sites. This software, SITES, is based on the...

Scour Monitoring at Johns Pass and Nassau Sound, Florida
Scour monitoring instruments were installed on two bridges spanning tidal inlets in Florida as part of a research project to develop scour instrumentation. Previous prototype installations...

Shallow Ground Water Management with a Modified Subsurface Drainage System
An existing subsurface drainage system was modified to control the flow from the drain laterals and to control the water table depth on a portion of the field. Tomatoes and cotton have...

Efficiencies of Drainage Systems and Improved Water Management
Drainage of agricultural lands has become a contentious issue as concern increases over the actual economic benefits of subsurface drainage in irrigated regions relative to the impacts...

 

 

 

 

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