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Plastics and Geosynthetics Technology Publications/Specifications

Swihart, J., "Canal Sealants for Green Concrete", Water Operation and Maintenance Bulletin, US Bureau of Reclamation, December, 1995

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. DC-7571, Conveyance Channel, Stage 1-2, Reach B, San Luis Valley Project, Colorado, 19??.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. DC-7631, Conveyance Channel, Stage 3, San Luis Valley Project, Colorado, 19??.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Linings for Irrigation Canals," Bureau of Reclamation Report, Washington DC, 1963.

Bureau of Reclamation, Canals and Related Structures, Bureau of Reclamation Design Standards No. 3, release No. DS-3-5, Denver, Colorado, December 8, 1967. pn.usbr.gov/wat/index.html

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 604C-72, Helena Valley Canal, Canal Helena Valley Unit, Montana, Missouri River Basin Project, 1968.

Bureau of Reclamation Specification No. 63-C0018, Earthwork Structures and Lining, Fivemile Lateral, Station 101+56 to Station 213+80, Riverton Unit, Wyoming, 1978.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 63-C0046, Earth Work Structures and Lining, Fivemile Lateral and Lateral P31.7, Riverton Unit, Wyoming, 1981a.

Bureau of Reclamation, Design Summary for Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir Membrane Lining, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado, 1981b.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. DC-7647, New Rockford Canal, Reach 1A, Garrison Diversion Unit, North Dakota, 1985.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 60-C0164, Mirdan Canal - Section 1, Subsistence Repair, North Loup Division, Nebraska, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, 1987b.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. DC-7747, New Rockford Canal, Reach 2, Garrison Diversion Unit, North Dakota, 1988a.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 60-C0183, Mirdan Canal - Section 1, Concrete Lining Repairs, North Loup Division, Nebraska, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, 1988c.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Emergency Spillways Using Geomembranes," Denver Office, April 1988d.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Technical Report Pactola Dam Modification," Safety of Dams Program, Missouri Basin Region, August 1988e.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 604C-77, East Bench Canal, East Bench Unit Montana, Three Forks Division, Missouri River Basin Project, 1989.

Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. DC-7784, Towaoc Canal, Reach 1, Dolores Project, Colorado, 1990b.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Canal Lining Demonstration Project, Site Selection, Upper Deschutes River Basin Water Conservation Project, Oregon," prepared by Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Boise Idaho, January 1991a.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Canal Lining Demonstration Project, Description and Cost Estimate, Upper Deschutes River Basin Water Conservation Project, Oregon," Prepared by Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office, in cooperation with Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Boise, Idaho, March 1991b.

Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Memorandum No. KL-3730-1, "Laboratory Testing of Geomembrane Materials for Black Lake Dam," Prepared for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, March 1991c.

Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Memorandum No. LX-3730-1, "Laboratory Testing of Geosynthetic Material for Pablo Dam," Prepared for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, December 1992b.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Deschutes - Construction Report Canal Lining Demonstration Project, Conservation Program," Report No. R-94-06, Prepared by Reclamation Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Boise Idaho, and the Denver Office Materials Engineering Branch, May 1994a.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Direct Shear Tests Used in Soil-Geomembrane Interface Friction Studies," Report No. R-94-09, Prepared by the Technical Service Center Materials Engineering Branch, August 1994b.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Installation of Flexible Membrane Lining in Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir," Report No. REC-ERC-82-2, Prepared by Materials Science Section, Applied Science Branch and Embankment Dams Section, Dams Branch, Denver Office, September 1981.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Underwater Lining of Operating Canals,"Report No. R-94-15, Prepared by the Denver Technical Service Center, October 1994.

Bureau of Reclamation, "Deschutes-Canal-Lining Demonstation Project Durability Report- Year 2," Report No. R-94-14, Prepared by the Denver Technical Service Center and the Pacific Northwest Regional Office, September 1994.

Comer, A.I., "Concrete Placement over Geomembranes," Proceedings of the 7th G.R.I. Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 46-56, December 14-15, 1993.

Comer, A. I. and Straubinger, R. E., "Installation of Geosynthetic Materials for Seepage Control at the Black Mountain Operating Reservoir," Geosynthetics '93 Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Volume 3, pp. 1301-1314, 1993.

Comer, A.I. and R.L. Dewey, "Bureau of Reclamation Experiences Lining the Rough Subgrade at Black Lake Dam," Geosynthetics '95 Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee, Vol. 2 pp.497-508, 1995.

Comer, A.I., M.L. Sculli and Y.G. Hsuan, "Effects of Freeze-Thaw Cycling on Geomembrane Sheets and Their Seams," Geosynthetics '95 Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee, Vol. 3 pp. 853-866, 1995.

Comer, A.I., "Water Conservation Strategies Using Geosynthetics, "Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, pp. 573-578, September 5-9, 1994.

Frobel, R.K., "Design and Development of an Automated Hydrostatic Flexible Membrane Test Facility," report number REC-ERC-80-9, January 1981.

Frobel, R. K. and E. W. Gray, "Performance of the Fabric-Reinforced Geomembrane at Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir." Proc. Conf. on Geomembranes, Denver, Colorado, vol. 2, pp. 421-426, 1984.

Geier, F.H. and W.R. Morrison, "Buried Asphalt Membrane Canal Lining," Research Report No. 12, A Water Resources Technical Publication, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado, 1968.

Hammer, G., "Seepage Control Using Geomembranes - Case History in Colorado," paper presented at Eleventh Annual USCOLD LectureSeries, Use of Geosynthetics in Dams, WhitePlains, New York, April 1991.

Hegdal, P.H. and A.J. Harbour, "Prevention and Control of Animal Damage to Hydraulic Structures," Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Denver, Colorado 1991.

Hickey, M.E., "Investigations of Plastic Films for Canal Linings," Research Report No. 19, A Water Resources Technical Publication, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver,Colorado, 1969.

Jones, C.W., "Performance of Granular Soil Covers on Canals,"Bureau of Reclamation Report No. REC-ERC-81-7, Denver, Colorado, 1981.

Kepler, W.K. "Underwater Placement of Concrete Lining, "ACI Concrete International: Design and Construction, June 1990.

Morrison, W. R., Gray, E. W. Jr., Cyganiewicz, J. M., and Grey, P. G., "Bureau of Reclamation Experiences with Geomembranes in Dam Construction," U.S. Committee on Large Dams, White Plains, New York, April, 1991.

Morrison, W. R. and Gray, E. W. Jr., "Performance of Mount Elbert Forebay Reservoir Flexible Membrane Lining After 10 Years of Service," Geosynthetics '91 Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, Volume I, pp. 255-272, 1991.

Morrison, W.R., "Use of Geosynthetics For The Underwater Lining Of Operating Canals," paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes, and Related Product, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 1990.

Morrison, W.R., "Progress Report on Plastic Lining Construction for the Closed Basin Conveyance Channel, San Luis Project, Colorado," paper presented at theGeotechnical '85 Fabric Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1985.

Morrison, W.R. and J.G. Starbuck, "Performance of Plastic Canal Linings," Bureau of Reclamation Report NO. REC-ERC-84-1, Denver, Colorado, 1984.

Morrison, W.R., "Pressure Cell Testing of flexible Membrane Linings for Pactola Dam," Applied Sciences Referral Memorandum No. 84-1-11, Bureau of Reclamation, December 17, 1984.

Schaack, J.M. and R.E. Brohl, "Riverton Project Rehabilitation and Betterment." Water Operation and Maintenance Bulletin No. 135, March 1986.

Starbuck, J.G and W.R. Morrison, "Flexible Membrane Lining for Closed Basin in Conveyance Channel, San Luis Valley Project, Colorado," paper presented at the International Conference on Geomembranes, Denver, Colorado, June 1984.

Suhorukov, P.A., V.A. Krupin, W.R. Morrison, and J.G. Starbuck, "U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Studies on Plastic Films and Soil Stabilizers," Interim Report, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Laboratory and Field Studies in Plastic Films, December 18, 1982.

Swihart, J.J., "Deschutes Canal Lining Demonstration - Construction Report," Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembrane and Related Products, Singapore, pp. 553-556, September 5-9, 1994.

Weatherly G., "Reinforced Bitumen Canal Lining," Water Operation and Maintenance Bulletin No. 148, pp 19-23, June 1989.

Wilkerson, R.W., Plastic Lining on the Riverton Irrigation Project, paper presented at the ASCE Irrigation and Specialty Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, July 26, 1984.

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