Nisqually River Management Plan
The Nisqually River is unique in Washington State, if not the nation, in having as its headwaters a glacier within a national park, and its estuary within a national wildlife refuge. The...

The Effect of Erosion Upon Coastal Property Values
The effect of long-term severe erosion upon coastal property values is tested at a site along the Pacific Coast of Washington State. Statistical analysis of mean sales values suggests...

Predictions of Shoaling Rates for a New Harbor in Puget Sound, Washington
Physical and numerical modeling methods were used to predict shoaling rates in the proposed Naval Station Puget Sound, Washington. A simple analytical model (SILTHAR), based on the premise...

The Sultan River Hydroelectric Project
It took almost 70 years and required over 100 separate local, state and federal permits, but in June 1984, development of the Sultan River was finally completed for the multi-purpose use...

Negotiating Environmental Protection Measures with Resource Agencies: Twin Falls and Weeks Falls Hydroelectric Projects, Washington
The planning and licensing process for the Twin and Weeks Falls Projects involved resolution of numerous regulatory and environmental issues, including the need for cumulative impact analysis...

Small-Hydro Development and Public Decisionmaking
This paper is based on a larger study (Soden, 1985), and employs concepts distilled from public choice theory - an increasingly well-accepted approach to the study of public policy and...

Preliminary Seismic Risk Maps for Puget Sound
Ground shaking during Puget Sound earthquakes is characterized by irregularly shaped areas of high intensity ground motion, not all of which are correlated with soil type. Simulation of...

Seismic Acceleration Maps for Oregon
To evaluate the seismic hazard for the Corps dams in the Portland District, operating basis earthquakes (OBE) and maximum credible earthquakes (MCE) were established for seismic zones...

Landslide Dammed Lakes at Mount St. Helens, Washington
The collapse of the north face of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, and the debris avalanche that resulted blocked outflow from Spirit Lake and Coldwater and South Fork Castle Creeks....

Design and Construction of the Spirit Lake Outlet Tunnel, Mount St. Helens, Washington
In 1982, a governmental task force was formed to evaluate the hazard posed by the blockage of Spirit Lake that resulted from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980. An analysis was...

In-House Training Program at J. A. Jones Construction Services Company
This paper offers an overview of the training provided by a construction company located at Hanford, Washington. It posits that attention to the training development of the individual...

Floating Bridges in Short-Crested Random Seas
Four large concrete floating bridges located in Washington State have been the subject of extensive analytical modeling for dynamic response to storm waves. The dynamic analysis of the...

Experimental Studies, Structural Design and Full-Scale Measurements for the Columbia Seafirst Center
The Columbia Seafirst Center is a 76-story office tower located in downtown Seattle, Washington. It rises to a height of about 940 feet above ground and is the world's 10th...

Design of Viscoelastic Dampers for Columbia Center Building
To reduce the dynamic response of a building with a given height and plan area to wind load, aside from inherent damping of the building, the designer has a few options available to him/her....

Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement for Marine Terminals
This paper describes recent intermodal yard paving projects at the Port of Tacoma, Washington which have utilized a relatively new paving process known as Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)....

Tacoma Sea-Land Terminal: A Project Management Challenge
The Port of Tacoma completed a new two berth container terminal and intermodal yard for Sea-Land in May 1985 in only 26 months after signing a binding agreement. The project, which also...

Terminal 18 Entry Facility—Port of Seattle
This paper presents a successful approach that was used in the planning, design, permit coordination, and expansion of the entry/exit facilities at Terminals 18 and 20 at the Port of Seattle....

Tacoma Terminals Pier Designed for Economy
This pier is a representative and highly refined sample of what is known as the Puget Sound system of construction, an economical system that maintains the durability necessary in the...

Terminal 5 Renovation—Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle is currently renovating its Terminal 5 facility on the west bank of the Duwamish River on the west side of Harbor Island in Seattle. This paper describes the methods...

Puget Sound Alluvium: A Challenge in Design of Pile Supported Port Facilities with Dredged Slopes
The geotechnical investigation, evaluations, and recommendations for the Port of Seattle Terminal 18/20 Improvement Project are described and compared with observed performance during...

 

 

 

 

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