Sustained Yield of the Provo Groundwater Basin
The sustained yield of the Provo Groundwater Basin has been determined by a correlation analysis of the change in groundwater levels with the April-October stream flow at the mouth of...

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....

Water Distribution Plan Utah Lake/Jordan River Basin
The Utah Lake/Jordan River basin is comprised of several river systems that are hydrologically related but, for the most part, have been managed and operated separately. To further complicate...

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....

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...

Spatial and Temporal Characterization of Drought
Drought is difficult to define for common understanding. Several definitions are presented. The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), the Palmer Drought Hydrologic Index (PDHI) and the...

Application of Distributed Parameter Watershed Model for Determining the Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources
Projected scenarios of climate change are likely to have significant effects on hydrology and water resources in the semi-arid western United States. The paper describes the application...

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....

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...

Planning for Remediation of Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems in the Middle Green River Basin, Utah
Reconnaissance investigations and detailed studies between 1986-1990 under the National Irrigation Water Quality Program of the Department of the Interior identified and quantified elevated...

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...

Atmospheric Radiation Balance Over Alfalfa
An experiment was carried out in an alfalfa field in Logan, Utah, U.S.A., during 8-12 September 1992, to evaluate methods and expected accuracy of continuous radiation balance component...

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,...

Updating Utah's Crop Water Use Estimates
Crop water use was estimated at National Weather Service stations throughout Utah for the 1961-1990 normal period. Daily weather data (air temperature, solar radiation, humidity, wind...

Streamflow Depletions for Water Transfers in Utah
All inter- or intra-state transfers of Utah water rights must be accomplished by application and receive the approval of the Utah State Engineer. This paper summarizes the engineering...

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...

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...

 

 

 

 

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