Hydroacoustic Evaluation of Deep and Shallow Spill as a Bypass Mechanism for Downstream Migrating Salmon at Rock Island Dam on the Columbia River
Hydroacoustic data were collected on downstream migrating juvenile salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) during the springs of 1983 and 1984, and summer 1990 at Rock Island Dam on the Columbia River...

Artificial Recharge to Help Seattle's Water Supply

Development of Hanford Site Lysimeter Facilities
Lysimeters have been constructed at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington to quantify mechanisms that affect migration of radioactive and hazardous waste in geologic media. The history...

Water Balance Lysimetry at a Nuclear Waste Site
Lysimeters measure effects of soil, vegetation, and climate on water balance and groundwater recharge at a nuclear-waste site in arid-southcentral Washington State, USA. Data from 4 lysimeter...

Small Lysimeters for Documenting Arid Site Water Balance
Small weighing lysimeters consisting of plastic pipes with lifting and drainage fittings were installed at the arid U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site in southcentral Washington...

Hydrologic Change Caused by the Eruption of Mount St. Helens
On 18 May 1980, the eruption of Mount St. Helens created a massive landslide which covered 32 square miles and stripped all vegetation from 150 square miles. A study of changes in hydrologic...

Numerical Methods for Simulating Debris Blockage Failures and Mudflows
This paper presents the procedures and results from an investigation to evaluate the hydraulic characteristics of mudflow events resulting from hypothetical failures of a debris blockage...

Dam Removal Methods, Elwha River, Washington
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (FERC, 1991) for licence applications for the Elwha and Glines Canyon hydroelectric projects on the Elwha River, Washington, included evaluation...

Sediment Modeling of Dam Removal Alternatives, Elwha River, Washington
The new version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) 1-Dimensional sediment transport model, HEC-6 'Scour and Deposition in Rivers and Reservoirs', was...

Washington, D.C. is Venue for Some 50 Engineering Leaders at Annual Event

Screening Procedures for the Retrofit of Bridges
Since the October 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California, interest has revived in seismic criteria for both new design and the retrofit of existing highway bridges. This interest...

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Seattle Water Department's Water System Facilities
The Seattle Water Department (SWD) service area and watersheds lie in seismic zone 3, in which there is potential for major earthquakes (Richter magnitude 7.5 or greater). The SWD system...

Economic Impact of Earthquake Effects on the City of Everett's Lifelines
The economic effects of lifelines failures, caused by three hypothesized earthquake scenarios, in the city of Everett, Washington are estimated. The project team consists of lifeline seismic...

Earthquake Loss Estimation Modeling of the Seattle Water System Using a Deterministic Approach
This paper summarizes the project and resulting report entitled Earthquake Loss Estimation Modeling of the Seattle Water System (Ballantyne, 1990) conducted under funding from the United...

Seismic Vulnerability Analysis and Upgrade of Seattle Metro Wastewater Facilities
The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, Metro, provides wholesale wastewater transport and treatment for 30 cities and sewer districts. A Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet for...

A Case Study of Propeller-Induced Currents and Sediment Transport in a Small Harbor
The operation of vessels in marinas and small harbors can provide important driving forces affecting ambient circulation patterns and current speeds near the bottom. The case study on...

Seattle's Good Neighbor Policy
The West Point wastewater treatment plant in Seattle sits on a spit of land jutting into Puget Sound. Close by is Discovery Park, a haven for nature lovers, located on a bluff above the...

Tolt Pipeline - Sammamish River Crossing

Distribution and Grain Sizes of Deposited Reservoir Sediments, Seventy Years after Dam Construction
The Elwha and Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Projects are located on the Elwha River in the northwest portion of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The Elwha Dam was completed in...

Global Climate Change Assessment in Washington State
Two global climate change assessment projects were initiated by Washington state in 1988: first a Sea Level Rise Response Program and then Washington Environment 2010. The Sea Level Rise...

 

 

 

 

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