TSC Resources for
Water Storage and Delivery System Research and Analysis
Canals and pipelines
Lakes and reserviors
The TSC offers a wide variety of services to analyze and improve canal and pipeline performance, including:
Water Conveyance Group (86-68140) provides engineering support, including studies, design, and analysis, in water conveyance systems and facilities. This includes items such as:
- Lateral and pipe distribution systems, including high-pressure pipelines
- Headworks, pressure, free flow, and access tunnels
- Underground chambers and shafts
- Irrigation and power canals
- Reinforced or prestressed concrete storage, surge, or regulating tanks
- River and natural channel works
- Hydraulic transient analysis
- Pumping plant intake, outlet structures, and discharge lines
- Conveyance system automation
- Diversion structures, inverted siphons, reservoirs, and other structures
Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory (86-68180) gives workshops on geosynthetics, canal lining, and seepage control.
Embankment Dams and Geotechnical Engineering Groups (86-68311, 86-68312, 86-68313) provide many types of geotechnical services for dams, canals, pipelines, and other waterways.
Hydraulic Equipment Group (86-68420) provides water delivery equipment.
Water Resources Planning and Operations Support Group (86-68210) performs canal system modeling and canal seepage testing analyses.
Environmental Applications and Research Group (86-68220) uses reservoir monitoring and research to assist in operating and managing many of Reclamation's 350 reservoirs and associated water systems. This ongoing research helps protect and improve reservoir water quality as well as related environmental, recreational, and fishery values.
Water Resources Planning and Operations Support Group (86-68210) has developed the PRSYM Power and Reservoir Modeling System. This group also provides water resource engineering and hydrology technical analyses in studies of water availability and dependability. Our experts can help you with:
- Analyses of the water supply system reliability to meet changing and growing water demands
- Studies of improved water supply utilization involving river/reservoir improved water operations, conjunctive use of surface and ground water sources, water banking, water transfers, new/expanded water storage and conveyance, improved water use
- River/reservoir computer simulated water operations and water regulation
- Analyses of aquifer characteristics such as safe yield, transmissivity, and recharge
- Ground water flow analyses andcapability for development
- Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses of hydrologic data
- Development, enhancement and application of advanced technologies and analysis tools such as river basin computer simulation models, water demand models, and improved hydrologic methods
Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group (86-68240) conducts reservoir surveys, monitors river/reservoir responses to change, and provides fluvial geomorphology studies.
To assess river behavior for engineering modifications and river restoration, the Flood Hydrology and Consequences Group (86-68250) provides statistical flood study support to the Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group.
Land Suitability and Water Quality Studies offer water quality models for rivers, canals, and other waterways.
Please contact a client liaison (303) 445-2561 to help you get the most efficient services for your needs.