Use of Detailed Geologic Data in Regional Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses: An Example from the Wasatch Front, Utah

Echo Dam Small Hydrodevelopment
In the mid 1970's, Bountiful City Light and Power began investigating alternative energy sources to furnish power to their distribution system. They engaged the firm of Bingham...

Crop Yield Models Adapted to Irrigation Scheduling Programs
A crop yield model (CRPSM) was adapted to match the data obtained with typical irrigation scheduling programs. Daily soil water content was calculated from weather data, crop growth stage...

Shake-Proof Dams
Seismic trouble spots in California and along the Pacific Coast usually get the most publicity. But many people don't realize that Wyoming, Illinois, South Carolina, Utah...

Landslide Dams
Processes, Risk, and Mitigation
Landslide dams have proved to be both interesting natural phenomena and significant hazards in many areas of the world. A few of these blockages attain heights and volumes that rival or...

Parking Lot Gets White Top
The many-acre parking lot at the Valley Fair Mall shopping center in Salt Lake City, Utah is described. In 1985 the asphalt pavement was overlaid with concrete, making it one of the relatively...

Generalized Methodology for Simulating Mudflows
In this paper, a one-dimensional dynamic flood-routing model, for non-Newtonian fluid properties, is described and applied to two different mudflow events: Holbrook Canyon, Utah, and Mount...

Diamond Fork Hydroelectric Power Development
The Strawberry Valley Project was conceived in the early 1890s as an irrigation project to supply a maximum of 635 cfs of water from the Strawberry Reservoir through a 3. 8-mile-long tunnel...

Earthquake Risks to Utah Water and Gas Systems
Designed to guide local earthquake hazard reduction programs, this study estimates direct aggregate earthquake damage to Davis and Salt Lake County utilities. For making these loss estimates,...

The 1983 Landslide Dam at Thistle, Utah
The Thistle, Utah, landslide began rapid movement on April 13, 1983. The landslide, a reactivation of an estimated 22 multiplied by 10**6 m**3 of old landslide debris, blocked Spanish...

Risk-Benefit Analysis of Flood Mitigation Schemes for Great Salt Lake

Meadow ET in the Bear River Basin of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho
This study was begun in 1982 to assist the Bear River Commission in their statutory obligation of determining a duty of water under the Bear River compact. The study involved installing...

Interaction Between the Technical and Political Processes in Solving Flooding Problems at the Great Salt Lake, Utah
The Great Salt Lake occupies the lowest point in a drainage basin of approximately 22,000 mi**2 (57000 km**2). Inflows to the lake occur as surface runoff, groundwater flows, and precipitation...

The Diamond Fork Power Development Experience
Federal water development agencies are, to varying degrees, currently seeking financing partnership arrangements with states and other non-federal entities for up-front construction and...

Emergency Flood Management, Salt Lake City, Utah
This paper discusses Salt Lake City's response to the floods of 1983 and 1984. Peaks during these years were very high with historic records being set in both years. Management...

Control of Thistle Lake, Utah
In April of 1983, the Thistle slide blocked the flow of the Spanish Fork River and traffic using the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, U. S. Highway 89, and U. S. Highway 50 and...

Relative Landslide Susceptibility in Davis County, Utah—A Multivariate Approach
The complex distribution of soil properties makes prediction of slope stability extremely difficult in these mountain watersheds. The need to assess these watersheds for their susceptibility...

Salt Lake City Flood Experiences
Salt Lake City experienced snowmelt floods during 1983 and 1984. Peaks during these years were very high with many historic records being set in both years. Different and unique problems...

Appropriated Water Rights in Utah
The appropriated water rights system used in Utah is discussed. The historical background for establishing this allocation process is reviewed. The process of changing the location and...

Geographic Information Systems: A Planning Tool
Geographic Information Systems provide an opportunity for water resource planners to examine potential impacts of proposed plans early in the study process. Conflicts can be identified...

 

 

 

 

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