Estimating Urban Flood-Frequency Characteristics
Methods in use by the U.S. Geological Survey to estimate flood-frequency characteristics for urban watersheds are compared with estimates based on the Soil Conservation Service TR-55 model....

Underwater Tunnel Inspection by Virginia Power Using a Submersible Robot
The Bath County Pumped Storage Station, has three large tunnels linking the upper and lower reservoirs. The 'Hydrover' submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV)...

Hydrometric Networks Serving Hydropower Needs
The Water Resources Branch is the national agency that collects, interprets and disseminates standardized surface water quantity and sediment data and information in Canada. The Branch...

Underwater Tunnel Inspection by Virginia Power Using a Submersible Robot
The Bath County Pumped Storage Station, jointly owned by Virginia Power and Allegheny Power systems and operated by Virginia Power, has three large tunnels linking the upper and lower...

Siphon Penstock Installations at Hydroelectric Projects: A Survey of Design, Construction and Operating Experience
There can be advantages to using siphon penstocks at small hydro projects, particularly those constructed at existing dams. One problem, however, is a lack of documentation of siphon penstock...

The Potential Realtime Application of GPS Phase Tracking in Construction Surveying
The potential use of precise Global Positioning System (GPS) phase tracking receivers in a realtime application is discussed in relation to the advancements to date in precise kinematic...

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...

Adapting Tunneling to Rocks of the Sierra Nevada
Exploration programs were completed to select the most economical tunnel routes which are not only the shortest but are those which can be excavated by tunnel boring machines with the...

Optimisation of Bulb and Kaplan Turbine Runners
The paper presents a brief survey of the theoretical method used so far at Turboinstitut Ljubljana for axial runner design and analysis. Theoretically optimised runner is later experimentally...

Field Testing: Producing Complete Test Results on Site, A Realistic Objective
Modern technologies and instruments have had an influence in nearly every field imaginable. At Hydro-Quebec, the last ten years have brought about a complete transformation in the way...

Sensing by Satellite
Commercially available data collected by U.S. and French satellites re helping civil engineers take a closer look at our planet. Also available are PC-based image processing systems that...

Geophysical Exploration for Cavity Detection in Karst Terrain
Detection of poor quality rock and voids has been a major research activity of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) since the mid 1970's. The principal...

Exploration of Karst Conditions in Central Florida
Walt Disney World, which comprises some 28,000 acres (11,000 ha) in central Florida, is underlain by cavernous limestone and is characterized by karst topography; with distinct low ground...

Evaluation of Reservoir Seepage in Karst Topography
Areas where seepage is likely to occur in the karst environment of the proposed West County Reservoir, Roanoke County, Virginia have been indentified. Solutioning exists in the form of...

The Ultrasonic Ranging and Data System for Radiological Surveys in the UMTRA Project

Dynamic Maps for Seismic Risk Reduction and Effects of Soil Conditions
In order to perform useful vulnerability and risk evaluations, it is essential to have at one's disposal an automatic procedure of elaboration which provides answers in real...

TRUMPET: A TR20plus Watershed Model—Version 1.04
The TRUMPET watershed model is a microcomputer application which expands upon the widely used SCS TR20 hydrology computer program by providing user-friendly, interactive input and file...

Considerations in the Design and Installation of Horizontally Drilled Pipeline River Crossings
The authors will present a review of directionally controlled horizontal drilling techniques for pipeline installation by describing the state-of-the-art of the process vis-a-vis subsurface...

Seismic Counter-Measures for Buried Pipelines
This paper deals with the seismic counter-measures for mitigating hazards from earthquake damages to buried water and sewer pipelines. To achieve an overall program for the earthquake...

Measurement, Characterization, and Prediction of Strong Ground Motion

 

 

 

 

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