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...

Response of Great Salt Lake to Climate Variability
Levels of Great Salt Lake, Utah, have fluctuated through a range of 6. 2 m in the historic record since the 1840s. In water years 1983-1984, the lake rose 2. 9 m in response to record...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mangement Studies of Farmington Bay, Great Salt Lake
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate management options for the Farmington Bay area of the Great Salt Lake in terms of water quantity and quality. For the study, it was assumed...

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...

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

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...

Soldier Creek Dam Foundation Drainage
A possible mode of failure for Teton Dam, piping of erodible core material through unsealed foundation joints, was also concluded as being possible at Soldier Creek Dam, Utah. Evaluations...

Oil Shale Fracture Characterization by a New Model
Fracture toughness of oil shale is a property which is essential for fracture characterization needed for energy resource development and recovery. However, a data base for fracture toughness...

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...

Optimizing Computer Aided Planning
Computer aided planning may fail if new or untried computer programs or new equipment is used when time is limited. Eleven leadership skills helped the Utah Projects Office, US Bureau...

Roller Compacted Concrete
Roller compacted concrete has emerged recently as an economical material and rapid method of construction for use in gravity dams, overflow structures and heavy duty pavements. The economics...

Water Rights in Heber Valley, Utah
The Heber Valley is an agricultural area in Central Utah which is rapidly converting to recreational seasonal home development. There are many competing demands for the available water...

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...

Microcomputer Applications in Flood Management
Historically Salt Lake City has been subject to flooding from spring snow melt runoffs. Even though the volume and the rate of runoffs were similar during both years, the 1984 runoff created...

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...

 

 

 

 

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