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Broad Field Performance Evaluations

Surveying a U-Weir on Bear Creek, OR

Surveying a U-Weir on Bear Creek, OR

Evaluations of structures in the field provide a practical link to guide and validate more detailed investigations in controlled conditions.  In the summer of 2005, Reclamation collected data on over 80 structures including:

Data will be assembled to explore patterns.  Time and budget are not available for a detailed evaluation on a large number of field sites. A broad survey of restoration structures identifies system parameters and basic structure performance data to assist in drawing general conclusions about the appropriateness and effectiveness of a given restoration sturcture in a specific application.

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For more information on Reclamation's River Engineering Services, contact the Group Manager, Tim Randle (303)445-2557.