The Transportation Connection
The story of a project as immense as the Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 construction has more than a few subplots, one of which is most certainly the design and construction of the Transportation...

Megaproject Management
By the dredging and landfill project manager for the Port of Los Angeles and Alan E. Alcorn, P.E., an associate vice president of Moffat and Nichol Engineers in Los Angeles. The Pier 400...

New Navigation Channel
Among the facilities needed to accommodate Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) was a new navigation channel to handle the increased container and liquid bulk traffic that the port...

Twenty-First Century Terminal
The Port of Los Angeles is already the busiest container facility in the United States, and the eighth busiest in the world. In 2000 it handled some 112 million tons (102 million Mg) of...

Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Soft Ground Challenges in Virginia

Penn State's Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship
A Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship has been created at Penn State with the objective of educating water resources students to implement team-oriented, interdisciplinary problem...

Watershed Management Education at The University of Arizona
Watershed management education at the University of Arizona is described and discussed in the perspective of other educational programs, and national and international activity. The Watershed...

Watersheds: Preparing Students for the Future
Colorado State University continues to maintain the only undergraduate major in Watershed Science since its inception over four decades ago. As the flagship of Watershed Science, CSU has...

Water Quality Restoration of the Mammoth Cave Karst Aquifer: A Work in Progress
Over tens of thousands of years the aquatic ecosystem of the Mammoth Cave Karst Aquifer evolved in concordance with natural recharge supplied through 24,000 hectares of tall-grass prairie...

Effects of Wildfire on Water Supplies: A Case Study from Denver, Colorado
Wildfires can directly impact municipal water supplies by increasing a watersheds susceptibility to erosion, and thereby potentially increasing the transport of sediment and organic matter...

Erosion from an Industrial Forest Road in the Ouachita Mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma
Erosion from 4 segments of a 2-year old forest road in a 740 ha basin was measured for each of 105 storms that occurred in a 3.5 year period. Two road segments were part of a mid-slope...

National Water Quality Assessment: Moving from Measurement to Understanding
The USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program began in 1991. The objectives of the program were to characterize the quality of the Nations ground and surface water, assess...

Implementation of the Phase II Stormwater NPDES Permits
In the 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act, Congress directed the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a permitting framework under the National Pollutant...

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...

Using Tracer Response Curves to Quantify Hydraulic and Channel Complexity of Prairie Creek, Northwestern California: Implications for Over Wintering Habitat for Juvenile Coho Salmon
This study measured and compared aspects of channel structural complexity with hydraulic complexity at a range of flows including winter storm flows. Five 200-meter reaches containing...

Investigation of Flood Protection from Alluvial Fan Flows and Minimizing Impacts to a Sensitive Habitat Preserve: Whitewater River Basin, Coachella Valley, California
The study describes and evaluates (1) the baseline conditions to hydrology, hydraulics, wind transport of sand, sediment transport by fluvial process, the environment, economics, and (2)...

Revised Operation of a Dam and Reservoir to Achieve Environmental Objectives
Alamo Dam and Lake are located in the State of Arizona in the western part of the United States of America. The dam is located 62.8 km (39 mi) upstream (east) from the rivers confluence...

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...

Tamarack Managed Groundwater Recharge Project
A managed groundwater recharge project was begun in the Fall 1996 at the Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area (SWA) owned by the Colorado Division of Wildlife near Crook in northeast Colorado....

Hydrogeology and Irrigated Agriculture
A review of drainage problems and groundwater processes on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV), California, provides useful perspectives on hydrogeology and irrigated agriculture....

 

 

 

 

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