Pioneer Highway
The 1993 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award goes to the $490 million I-70 Glenwood Canyon in Colorado. The final link in Interstate 70 from Baltimore, Md. to Cove Fort, Utah,...

Flow Diversion in a Steep, Coarse-Bed Stream
A case study is presented of the hydraulic design of a diversion structure in a high velocity, coarse bed streamcourse. Mill Creek, a tributary to the Upper Jordan River in the southern...

Anti-Icing...The Liquid Answer
In the fall of 1984, Great Salt Lake Minerals and Chemicals Corporation of Ogden, Utah (a major producer of Salt and Allied Chemicals) introduced their 'Alternative Deicers' to Washington...

Negative Skin Friction Due to Wetting of Unsaturated Soil
A steel building at a cement plant un Utah was originally supported by spread footings. Shallow wetting of the coarse granular soils supporting the footings resulted in over three inches...

NPDES Municipal Storm Water Permit—A Utility Approach
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCPU) is the agency responsible for the operation of the drainage facilities in Salt Lake City. The drainage function is established as...

New Utah Reservoir Catches Record Snow Melt

Ground Water Management in the Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah
The perfected and approved water right applications in Salt Lake Valley could potentially withdraw from the principal aquifer a quantity of water far greater than the annual recharge....

A GIS Approach for Studying Irrigation Management Alternatives to Reduce Salt Loading of River Basins
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the water quality of the Colorado River, many methods have been employed to analyze the overall benefits of alternate irrigation management practices...

Development of a Hydrological Database for PROSIM—A Water Rights-Based Operational Simulation Model of the Provo River
The development of a hydrological database for a computer model of the hydrology, water rights, and operations of the Provo and Weber rivers is described. The model uses all pertinent...

Nitrogen and Phosphate in Vadose Waters in Heber Valley
During the last decade best management practices have been gradually implemented in Heber Valley to maintain and enhance the qualities of surface waters that flow into Deer Creek Reservoir....

Natural, Cultural, & Environmental Resource Values Influencing Colorado River Basin Management
The Colorado River Basin supplies water to the seven western states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California, and to Mexico. Originally the Colorado River...

Optimizing Irrigation Management for Pollution Control and Sustainable Crop Yield
We developed a simulation-optimization model which maximizes crop yield while maintaining target salt concentration in the root zone, and/or preventing salt from leaching to the groundwater....

Ground Water Management for Wellhead Protection in a Confined to Semiconfined Aquifer, Salt Lake County, Utah
The 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) established the first nation-wide program to protect ground water resources used for public water supplies. The SDWA seeks to...

The Utah Climate Center Weather Data Network
The Utah Climate Center weather data network includes 52 sophisticated, automated weather stations. Weather parameters are monitored in real-time and hourly summarized data are gathered,...

Soil Moisture Monitoring Using a Portable Capacitance Probe
Accurate monitoring of soil moisture has long been in integral part of a successful agricultural management system. Water has increasingly become a valuable and much sought after natural...

Evacuation Modeling Near a Chemical Stockpile Site
Dynamic evacuation modeling was used as an aid in emergency response planning by Tooele County, Utah, location of the United States' largest stockpile of unitary chemical weapons, The...

Results from a Long-Term Winter Cloud Seeding Program in Utah
An operational wintertime cloud seeding program has been conducted in portions of Utah since 1974. North American Weather Consultants (NAWC) has conducted this program for a consortium...

Crop Classification and Area Estimation Using Airborne Multispectral Video/Radiometer Remote Sensing
The U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Logan, Utah, combines color slide 35 mm aerial photography with color video imagery to perform routine (yearly) crop...

Landslide Hazard Analysis for Pipeline Design, Northeast Utah

A Storm Water Utility Case Study, Salt Lake City, Utah
In response to financial pressure on the City's general fund and the EPA's storm water regulations, Salt Lake City went through the process of developing and implementing a storm water...

 

 

 

 

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