Investigating Fault Rupture Hazards: An Example from the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah
The Kern River project consists of a 36-inch diameter high-pressure natural gas pipeline, to be constructed from southwestern Wyoming to southern California. The alignment crosses several...

Debris Flow Potential and Sediment Yield Analysis Following Wild Fire Events in Mountainous Terrain
The Pacific Southwest Inter-Agency Committee (PSIAC) 1968 Sediment Yield Rating Model provides a method to rapidly assess any increase in potential sediment yields following a wild fire...

Potential Sediment Yield From a Burned Drainage - An Example From the Wasatch Front, Utah
Two debris flows hit Mapleton City, Utah, as a result of rainstorms on a steep drainage basin, which had recently been burned. Debris flow potential for the area was evaluated to determine...

Process-Based Debris-Flow Prediction Method
This paper briefly identifies problems with traditional approaches to debris-flow prediction and presents a simplified process-based model (Williams and others, 1988) to accomplish the...

Evaporation and Snowmelt Estimates from Satellite Data
Satellite imagery has been used to estimate saltwater evaporation and snowmelt runoff. Water surface temperatures can be obtained from satellite thermal infrared data. Saltwater evaporation...

Large Floods and Climate Change in the Southwestern United States
Floods can have a tremendous impact on water resources but their properties may fluctuate at frequencies that defy recognition in short-term instrumented records. Paleoflood deposits provide...

Multiple Phenomena of Debris-Flow Processes: A Challenge for Hazard Assessments
Hazardous hydraulic processes associated with arid environments commonly repesent significant risks to the safety of the public. However, the public generally considers these risks to...

Recurrence of Debris Flows on an Alluvial Fan in Central Utah
In the spring of 1983 a large debris flow occurred in the drainage of Birch Creek, near Fountain Green in central Utah. During the debris-flow activity, a new channel was incised into...

Spectral Analysis of Annual Time Series of Mountain Precipitation
In this paper we examine the statistical moments of long record, annual, precipitation time series for 19 west facing stations along the Wasatch Front, northern Utah. The mean, variance,...

Structural Control of Ground-Water Induced Debris Flows
A number of case studies have attributed debris flow initiation to the effect of elevated pore pressure from a bedrock ground-water source. Debris flows on slopes underlain by Precambrian...

Geomorphology and Sedimentology of a Valley Fan, Southern Utah
Sink Valley, located in semi-arid west-central Kane County, Utah, lies on an erosional surface of Cretaceous age Tropic Shale. The valley contains an example of a previously undocumented...

Seismic Isolation of a Flight Simulator Manufacturing Facility
The corporate headquarters of Evans & Sutherland is located in the University of Utah Research Park which is in Salt Lake City, Utah. A major fault runs through Salt Lake City...

Water Rights Transfers as a Means of Accommodating Changing Water Demands

A Utah Snowpack Augmentation Program

Determination of Optimal Capacity for Water Imports
Determination of the optimal size of water import facilities is inextricably related to the issue of establishing the optimal water price, and is made more difficult by the stochastic...

Linking Salt Lake City with Six Mountain Resorts

Post-Audits in Public Works: The Role of History

Isolated Examples
The technology of seismic isolation, also known as base isolation, is being used to protect the contents and occupants of a building as well as its structure. Isolators are led-rubber...

Post-Audits of Environmental Programs and Projects
This is the proceedings of a session at the ASCE Convention, New Orleans, October 1989. Post-audits include evaluation, assessment, and audit of the effects, both intended and unintended,...

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...

 

 

 

 

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