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Publications Completed in 2014

The following 94 publications were completed, submitted, and published in 2014. Other documents may exist that Science and Technology Program researchers have not yet published. To find these documents, find a project or researcher who is studying your field of interest.

July 21, 2014: Foul Release Coatings Scale-Up Testing - Parker Dam Trashrack: Fiscal Year 2014 Report (interim, PDF, 4.4MB)
Keywords: foul release coatings, zebra mussels, invasive species, field scale up testing

July 2, 2014: Preston Tube Calibration (interim, PDF, 10.4MB)
Keywords: boundary shear stress, preston tube, calibration

June 30, 2014: Assessment of Habitat Complexity and Ecological Functions provided by Gravel Bars resulting from Gravel Augmentation and Channel Rehabilitation in the Trinity River (final, PDF, 93KB)
Keywords: river restoration, gravel augmentation, ecology

June 28, 2014: Rock Ramp Design Guidelines (final, PDF, 1.0MB)
Keywords: keywords: rock ramps, fish passage, diversion structures

June 27, 2014: Document ID 1172 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact David DJ Bandrowski to request a copy of this document.

June 24, 2014: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LITERATURE SURVEY OF WIND POWER INTEGRATION WITH HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY (final, PDF, 34KB)
Keywords: hydropower, wind integration, electric power system

June 6, 2014: Basin-scale real-time flow and salt load model-based visualization tools for forecasting and TMDL compliance (interim, PDF, 1.6MB)
Keywords: review, water quality, forecasting, simulation, model

June 6, 2014: Brackish Water Treatment for Native American and Small Communities in the Pacific Northwest Region - Final Report (final, PDF, 12KB)
Keywords: quinault, cancelled, underfunded, desalination

June 6, 2014: Membrane Pretreatment with Ion Exchange for Natural Organic Matter (NOM) Removal - Final Report (final, PDF, 408KB)
Keywords: membrane, swatch, flat sheet, sepa

June 5, 2014: Knowledge Stream Bulletin on Intelligent Compaction (final, PDF, 252KB)
Keywords: intelligent compaction, soil, earth work, quality control, quality assurance, construction

June 3, 2014: ARRA Toxin Data (final, PDF, 235KB)
Keywords: toxins, water, lakes, dams, rivers

June 3, 2014: ARRA Toxin Data (final, PDF, 235KB)
Keywords: toxin, river, lake, dams

June 3, 2014: An Analysis of Phosphorus Perchlorate Inputs to Lake Meads (final, PDF, 1.9MB)
Keywords: phosphorus, perchlorate, lake mead

June 3, 2014: Factors Affecting the Spread of Dreissenid Mussels in Western Reservoirs (final, PDF, 815KB)
Keywords: mussels

June 3, 2014: Factors Affecting the Spread of Dreissenid Mussels in Western Reservoirs (final, PDF, 815KB)
Keywords: dreissenid, mussels

May 30, 2014: Chapter on Sediment Analysis of Dam Removal in Reclamation Sedimentation Manual (final, PDF, 336KB)
Keywords: dam removal, sediment transport

May 30, 2014: Completion Report - X0919 Water Resistant Concrete (final, PDF, 65KB)
Keywords: concrete, freeze thaw, lithium, water intrusion

May 30, 2014: Description of Meandering model (final, PDF, 2.3MB)
Keywords: sediment transport, river meandering

May 30, 2014: Drought Assessment Using Paleoclimate and BCSD-CMIP3 Climate Projections (final, PDF, 324KB)
Keywords: paleohydrology, pdsi, climate projections, upper colorado river basin

May 30, 2014: Enhancement of Hydroturbine Operational Flexibility for Powerplant Cost Optimization (interim, PDF, 2.1MB)
Keywords: hydro-electric power, optimization, unit commitment

May 30, 2014: Fish Predator Reduction using Fish Traps with Bait Attraction (final, PDF, 1.0MB)
Keywords: predator fish, predator reduction, smelly baits

May 30, 2014: Hydrokinetic Impact Study Update - 2013 (interim, PDF, 3.2MB)
Keywords: canal, power plant, hydrokinetic turbine, power generation

May 30, 2014: Document ID 1070 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Josh Mortensen to request a copy of this document.

May 30, 2014: Journal article on sediment analysis of dam removal (final, PDF, 105KB)
Keywords: sediment movement, dam removal

May 30, 2014: Lake Mead Revised Carbon Dioxide Study Plan (final, PDF, 3.9MB)
Keywords: carbon dioxide, zebra mussels, quagga mussels, water treatment

May 30, 2014: Project Summary - Development of Techniques that are Acceptable for Measuring Municipal Water Values, Nonuse Values, Ecosystem Benefits, and Broad Public Benefits as Part of Alternative Evaluation In Feasibility Studies (final, PDF, 5KB)
Keywords: benefit measurement techniques

May 30, 2014: Renewable Power Generation for Water Transmission (interim, PDF, 6.5MB)
Keywords: renewable energy, cap, solar energy, right-of-way, reclamation lands, kw, nrel

May 30, 2014: SCOUR ANALYSIS UPSTREAM OF THE SAN ACACIA DIVERSION DAM ON THE RIO GRANDE (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
Keywords: sediment transport, bank erosion

May 30, 2014: The Influence of Rebates on the Purchase of and Willingness to Pay for Water Conservation Devices (final, PDF, 299KB)
Keywords: water conservation, smart timer, willingness to pay

May 30, 2014: The Value of Water: Scoping a Research of Analysis (final, PDF, 2.7MB)
Keywords: water footprint, sustainability,

May 30, 2014: Vegetation Modeling with SRH-1DV (final, PDF, 5.8MB)
Keywords: flow, sediment, vegetation simulation

May 29, 2014: Final Report for Estimating Unmetered Ground Water Irrigation Demand with High-Resolution Remote Sensing Data (final, PDF, 3.6MB)
Keywords: unmetered wells, domestic wells, exempt wells, remote sensing, vegetation indices, lidar

May 29, 2014: How Does the Choice of Distributed Meteorological Data Affect Hydrologic Model Calibration and Streamflow Simulations? (final, PDF, 3.5MB)
Keywords: distributed, meteorological forcings, vic, streamflow, water management

May 29, 2014: Microbial Desalination Fuel Cells: Assessment of technology status and potential benefit for Reclamation (final, PDF, 182KB)
Keywords: microbial desalination, fuel cells, desalination, wastewater treatment

May 29, 2014: Produced Water in the Western United States: Geographical Distribution, Occurrence, and Composition (interim, PDF, 103KB)
Keywords: produced water, water quality, oil, natural gas

May 29, 2014: Progress report (final, PDF, 384KB)
Keywords: nanofiltration, cooling tower blowdown, water reuse

May 29, 2014: Pulsed-power electromagnetic effects on crystallization in reverse osmosis systems (final, PDF, 2.1MB)
Keywords: reverse osmosis, scaling, precipitation, electromagnetic

May 29, 2014: The Influence of Conservation Pricing and Other Non-Price Factors on Residential Water Demand (final, PDF, 730KB)
Keywords: price elasticity of demand, tiered pricing, water conservation

May 29, 2014: X8552 Final Report (final, PDF, 79KB)
Keywords: produced water, oil and gas, salinity

May 28, 2014: Projected Impacts of Climate Induced Water Quality Trends on Reclamation Operations (final, PDF, 877KB)
Keywords: water quality, climate variations, climate change

May 27, 2014: Dam Removal Analysis Guidelines for Sediment (interim, PDF, 973KB)
Keywords: dam removal, reservoir sediment

May 27, 2014: Document ID 1016 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Robert Rinehart to request a copy of this document.

May 27, 2014: Project Synopsis (final, PDF, 11KB)
Keywords: intelligent compaction, relative density, soil, construction, earth work

May 27, 2014: Project Synopsis (final, PDF, 11KB)
Keywords: nuclear density gage, roller compacted concrete, rcc, controlled low strength material, clsm, soil cement, compaction, density, moisture

May 27, 2014: Document ID 1018 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Shaun Reed to request a copy of this document.

May 27, 2014: Testing Ecological Tradeoffs of a New Tool for Removing Fine Sediment in a Spring-Fed Stream (interim, PDF, 3.2MB)
Keywords: macroinvertebrate, particle size, new zealand mudsnail (potamoprygus antipodarum), sand wand system

May 27, 2014: Using Ultrasound as a Tool for Fish Research and Management (final, PDF, 400KB)
Keywords: ultrasound for fish research and management

May 22, 2014: Implementation of Geophysical Techniques to Monitor Embankment Dam Filter Cracking (final, PDF, 653KB)
Keywords: acoustic emission, self potential, cross hole tomography, embankment dam cracking, monitoring, geophysics

May 22, 2014: Investigation of Climate Change Impact on Reservoir Capacity and Water Supply Reliability (final, PDF, 17KB)
Keywords: reservoir sedimentation

May 22, 2014: Research Roadmapping Method Development & Pilot Study (final, PDF, 1.3MB)
Keywords: research roadmap, roadmapping, infrastructure sustainability, aging infrastructure

May 16, 2014: Project Completion Report - Flow Calibration of Submerged Sluice Gates (final, PDF, 51KB)
Keywords: radial gates, sluice gates, slide gates, water measurement, flow measurement, discharge ratings

May 16, 2014: Project Completion Report - Physical Hydraulic Modeling of Canal Breaches (final, PDF, 52KB)
Keywords: canal breach, erosion, flooding

May 14, 2014: Characterization of Cyanobacterial Biomass in a Reclamation Reservoir (final, PDF, 9.7MB)
Keywords: cyanobacterial, clean water act

May 14, 2014: Effects of Electrofishing Removal on the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus, Population in the San Juan River, New Mexico (final, PDF, 372KB)
Keywords: channel catfish, san juan river

May 14, 2014: Evaluation of Channel Catfish Ictalurus Punctatus Age/Length Structure in the San Juan River from 2002 to 20111 (final, PDF, 284KB)
Keywords: channel catfish

May 14, 2014: Flow Structure and Sustainability of Pools in Gravel-bed Rivers (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
Keywords: pool-riffle, gravel-bed

May 14, 2014: Summary of Predation Issue Conversations at Reclamation Facilities and Operations (final, PDF, 99KB)
Keywords: predation fish reclamation

May 13, 2014: Change order closing out #8765 (final, PDF, 68KB)
Keywords: close out

May 13, 2014: Document ID 952 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Allen Skaja to request a copy of this document.

May 13, 2014: Document ID 954 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Allen Skaja to request a copy of this document.

May 13, 2014: Progress Report on Testing of Commonly Used fish screens for their resistance to invasive freshwater mussel fouling (final, PDF, 3.7MB)
Keywords: fish screen quagga mussel

May 12, 2014: Adaptive Water Operations and Planning Decision Support Using Reliability-Based Global Optimization and Integrated-Hydrologic HydroGeoSphere Model (final, PDF, 378KB)
Keywords: water availability, water demand, weather

May 12, 2014: Adaptive Water Operations and Planning Decision Support Using Reliability-Based Global Optimization and Integrated-Hydrologic HydroGeoSphere Model (final, PDF, 378KB)
Keywords: water availability, water demand, weather

May 12, 2014: Document ID 946 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Zak Sutphin to request a copy of this document.

May 9, 2014: Durable Foul Release Coatings (final, PDF, 1.3MB)
Keywords: foul release coatings, zebra and quagga mussels, formulations

May 9, 2014: Integrated Information Management System (IIMS)--an Information and Data Management System for Science Based River Management (final, PDF, 343KB)
Keywords: information mananagement, river restoration, adaptive management, online database

May 9, 2014: Integrated Information Management System, Development of Web Interface, a.k.a. Online Data Portal (ODP) (final, PDF, 4.2MB)
Keywords: information mananagement, river restoration, adaptive management, online database, data stewardship

May 9, 2014: Quantitative Modeling Tools of Scour and Morphological Impact due to Large Wood Debris and Other In-Stream Structures (final, PDF, 992KB)
Keywords: 3d cfd; large woody debris; computaer models

May 6, 2014: The Status of Razorback Suckers between Davis and Parker Dams (Lake Havasu), 2003-2005 (interim, PDF, 553KB)
Keywords: none

May 2, 2014: Evaluation of Protective Coatings (final, PDF, 31KB)
Keywords: evaluation of protective coatings

May 2, 2014: Natural Biocides for Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control (final, PDF, 336KB)
Keywords: naturally occuring biocides, freshwater mussels, prevention or detering attachment

May 2, 2014: Pipeline Coatings (final, PDF, 33KB)
Keywords: pipeline coatings

April 30, 2014: A Deterministic Spatially- Distributed Ecohydraulic Model for Improved Riverine System Management (interim, PDF, 1.5MB)
Keywords: hydraulic simulation, riparian vegetation, flow-vegetation interaction

April 30, 2014: Monitoring invasive quagga mussels, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Bivalvia: (final, PDF, 2.3MB)
Keywords: aqueduct; canal; dreissena rostriformis bugensis; filtering-collector; freshwater sponge; quagga mussel; smicridea fasciatella

April 28, 2014: Understanding Incentives and Disincentives for Conflict Prevention and Mitigation: A Case Study Examination of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Response to the Endangered Silvery Minnow in the Middle Rio Grande Basin (final, PDF, 482KB)
Keywords: water conflict, water conflict prevention, incentives, disincentives

April 26, 2014: An Investigation of Incentives and Disincentives for Conflict Prevention and Mitigation in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water Management (final, PDF, 356KB)
Keywords: water conflict, conflict management, incentives

April 26, 2014: Sharing Water, Building Relations: Managing and Transforming Water Conflict in the US West Instructor's Manual (final, PDF, 1.7MB)
Keywords: water conflict, conflict management, transformation

April 26, 2014: Sharing Water, Building Relations: Managing and Transforming Water Conflict in the US West (Participant Workbook) (final, PDF, 12.3MB)
Keywords: water conflict, conflict management, transformation

April 25, 2014: Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Systems for Potable Water Production in Rural Communities (interim, PDF, 1.6MB)
Keywords: renewable energy, desalination, photovoltaic-powered reverse osmosis

April 25, 2014: Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Systems for Potable Water Production in Rural Communities (interim, PDF, 1.6MB)
Keywords: renewable energy, desalination, photovoltaic-powered reverse osmosis

April 21, 2014: Discounting for Long-Lived Water Resource Investments (final, PDF, 1.2MB)
Keywords: long-lived investments, discounting, declining discount rate (ddr) methods

March 28, 2014: Summary of Initial Efforts to Begin Fish Screen Quagga Mussel Tests (final, PDF, 546KB)
Keywords: fish screen, quagga mussel

March 25, 2014: Summary of Initial Efforts to Research Vertical PIT-Tag Scanners for Deep Rivers (final, PDF, 713KB)
Keywords: vertical pit tag antenna

March 24, 2014: Guidance to Evaluate Water Use and Production in the Oil and Gas Industry (final, PDF, 859KB)
Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas, produced water, water treatment

March 10, 2014: ISI Cone Screen Riverine Performance_ External Baffle Design_PAP-1081 (final, PDF, 771KB)
Keywords: fish screen, cone screen, baffle

March 4, 2014: Groundwater Banking and Conjunctive Mangement of Groundwater and Surface Water in the Upper Snake River basin of Idaho (final, PDF, 8.9MB)
Keywords: groundwater, surface water, upper snake river basin, groundwater banking

March 4, 2014: Hydro-Economic Modeling of Boise Basin Water mangement Responses to Climate Change (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
Keywords: hydro-economic, economic, modeling, hydrosense, climate change

February 26, 2014: Bedload Adaptation Length in Gravel-bed Rivers Final Report (final, PDF, 359KB)
Keywords: bedload, sediment transport, adaptation length

February 20, 2014: Design, Development, and Pilot Testing of a Laboratory-Type Fish Jumping Box (final, PDF, 742KB)
Keywords: adjustable waterfall, fish jumping

February 20, 2014: Physiological Tolerances of Fishes of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (final, PDF, 144KB)
Keywords: physiology, sacramento-san joaquin delta

February 14, 2014: PIT Tag Monitoring for Emigrating Juvenile Chinook Salmon at Three Flow Conditions (final, PDF, 985KB)
Keywords: passive integrated transponder, pit tag, san joaquin river, telemetry, fish movements

February 1, 2014: Science and Economic Aspects of Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change Induced Water Scarcity in Western US Agriculture (final, PDF, 566KB)
Keywords: climate change, water scarcity, impact, adaptation, agriculture, economics, simulation, production function, california, southwestern united states

January 30, 2014: Variable Salinity Desalination (final, PDF, 2.9MB)
Keywords: brackish water, seawater, desalination, flexible treatment systems

January 6, 2014: Hydrological, Chemical, and Biological Monitoring Plan An Innovative Constructed Wetland Design for Attenuating Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Reclaimed Wastewater (interim, PDF, 1.6MB)
Keywords: constructed wetland, endocrine disrupting compounds, wastewater treatment

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