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Publications Completed in 2013

The following 47 publications were completed, submitted, and published in 2013. 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.

December 18, 2013: Integration of High Pressure Jets & Automated Trash Rack Cleaner for Mussel Removal PAP-1080 (final, PDF, 2.0MB)
Keywords: trashrack, pressure wash, jets, cleaner

December 12, 2013: Phase 2-- Advanced Algorithms for Hydropower Dispatch (final, PDF, 2.0MB)
Keywords: hydropower dispatch, heuristic algorithms, optimization

November 15, 2013: Flexible Desalination Systems for Variable Salinity Sources (final, PDF, 1.2MB)
Keywords: variable salinity, desalination, brackish, seawater

November 14, 2013: Concrete Sealers Scoping Study Science and Technology Project ID: 8262 (final, PDF, 3.6MB)
Keywords: concrete sealers, concrete crack repair, concrete healer-sealer

November 14, 2013: Survey of River Restoration Programs Concerning Data Stewardship Successes and Challenges (interim, PDF, 648KB)
Keywords: data stewardship, river restoration, collaboration, technology

November 14, 2013: Survey of the Reclamation Research Community Concerning Data Stewardship Practices (final, PDF, 473KB)
Keywords: data stewardship, data stewardship practices

November 12, 2013: Aerial Missions with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Monitor Sediment Flow and Changing Topography Resulting from the Removal of Dams on the Elwha River (final, PDF, 1.9MB)
Keywords: unmanned aerial systems, topography, mapping, photogrammetry

November 12, 2013: Determinining how Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can help meet Reclamation's Remote Sensing Data Needs (interim, PDF, 1.9MB)
Keywords: unmanned aerial systems, topography, mapping, photogrammetry

November 12, 2013: Implementation of the Endangered Species Act on the Platte River Basin: Summary of an Interview with Dr. Curtis Brown, Platte River Study Manager (final, PDF, 275KB)
Keywords: water conflict resolution, external peer review, adaptive management, platte river

October 18, 2013: RESERVOIR SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION MODELING REPORT SEPTEMBER 30 2013 (interim, PDF, 190KB)
Keywords: sediment modeling reservoir model software gis pload basins41 basins

October 1, 2013: Development of Software Tools for Efficient Processing of Bathymetry and Discharge Data (final, PDF, 542KB)
Keywords: adcp, discharge, bathymetry, gis, gps

October 1, 2013: Summary of Project ID 450 (final, PDF, 72KB)
Keywords: large wood

September 30, 2013: Effect of Chlorine vs. Chloramine Treatment Techniques on Materials Degradation in Reclamation Infrastructure (final, PDF, 594KB)
Keywords: corrosion, chlorine, chloramine

September 30, 2013: Ephemeral Tributary Sediment Loads (final, PDF, 189KB)
Keywords: ephemeral, sediment transport, data collection

September 30, 2013: Improving Public Safety of Large Wood Installations: Scoping Proposal Report of Findings (final, PDF, 91KB)
Keywords: large wood, large woody debris, engineered logjams, public safety, stability, risk, liability

September 30, 2013: Preliminary Chemical Shrinkage Analysis of Nano Silica Cementitious Binders (interim, PDF, 713KB)
Keywords: nano-silica, cement

September 30, 2013: Review of Mussel Adhesion Mechanism and Scoping Study (final, PDF, 956KB)
Keywords: zebra mussel, quagga mussel, mussel foot protein, mussel adhesion

August 26, 2013: Butterfly Assemblages Associated with Invasive Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) Sites: Comparisons with Tamarisk Control and Native Vegetation Reference Sites (final, PDF, 1.5MB)
Keywords: impacts to riparian butterfly assemblages in 5 watersheds in the southwestern us from tamarisk control activities.

August 13, 2013: Development of Automated Methods to Improve Surface Modeling of River Channel Geometry and Features (interim, PDF, 901KB)
Keywords: gis,bathymetry,interpolation,survey

August 1, 2013: Scoping Paper: Investigation of Fish Refugia Concepts at Hydraulic Structures (final, PDF, 550KB)
Keywords: fish refugia, fish refuges, predation, fish screens

July 31, 2013: Butterfly assemblages associated with invasive tamarisk (Tamarix spp) Sites: Comparisons with Tamarisk Control and Native Vegetation Reference Sites (final, PDF, 1.5MB)
Keywords: tamarisk control, saltcedar control impacts on wildlife, saltcedar control impacts to butterflies

July 18, 2013: Prediction of Total Dissolved Gas (TDG) at Columbia River Basin dams (interim, PDF, 517KB)
Keywords: total dissolved gas, hydropower, fish habitat, mid-columbia river, grand coulee dam, dworshak dam

July 1, 2013: Assessing and Reducing the Uncertainty of Predictions from Hydraulic and Hydrologic Models - Progress Report (interim, PDF, 130KB)
Keywords: uncertainty analysis, sediment transport

June 23, 2013: EUCI_Produced Water Management in the West_Produced Water Reuse Case Studies_BOR (interim, PDF, 2.0MB)
Keywords: produced water, hydraulic fracturing, water management, water treatment, case studies

June 23, 2013: EUCI_Produced Water Management in the West_Water Management Planning Guidelines_BOR (interim, PDF, 2.6MB)
Keywords: produced water, hydraulic fracturing, water management, water treatment

June 18, 2013: Large Wood Research Workshop Summary Report, February 2012, Seattle, WA (final, PDF, 4.1MB)
Keywords: large wood, research, workshop, reach scale, local scale, monitoring, implementation

May 29, 2013: DESALINATION BY FORWARD OSMOSIS - Paper presented at AMTA 2007 (interim, PDF, 396KB)
Keywords: forward osmosis, desalination

May 16, 2013: Effects of the Biological Control Agent Diorhabda elongata deserticola on Resprouted Saltcedar (interim, PDF, 3.7MB)
Keywords: saltcedar, biocontrol, resprout

May 16, 2013: Saltcedar Biocontrol at Pueblo, Colorado: Vegetation Monitoring Final Report (interim, PDF, 9.7MB)
Keywords: saltcedar, biocontrol, vegetation impacts, diorhabda

May 13, 2013: Document ID 716 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Josh Mortensen to request a copy of this document.

May 13, 2013: Document ID 718 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Josh Mortensen to request a copy of this document.

May 7, 2013: Guidance for the evaluation of produced water as an alternative water supply (interim, PDF, 2.3MB)
Keywords: produced water, hydraulic fracturing, water sourcing, energy-water nexus

May 7, 2013: Survey Form for Collecting Reverse Osmosis Plant Operation Data (interim, PDF, 72KB)
Keywords: survey, water quality, membrane data, cleaning procedures

May 6, 2013: Electro-Osmotic Pulse Leak Repair Method: Evaluation in Trinity Dam Bonnet Chamber - Central Valley Project, Trinity River Division – California (final, PDF, 3.2MB)
Keywords: eop, electro-osmotic pulse, concrete repair

April 30, 2013: Presentation: Reclamation Research at the Oxnard Saline Demonstration Wetland (interim, PDF, 2.4MB)
Keywords: saline wetlands, advance water treatment, oxnard california, research workshop, collaboration

April 15, 2013: Construction and Testing of a Soil Temperature Modification Unit for Climate Change Studies in Remote Areas (interim, PDF, 189KB)
Keywords: climate change, soil warming

April 15, 2013: Floral ecology and insect visitation in riparian Tamarix sp. (saltcedar) (interim, PDF, 642KB)
Keywords: coniatus splendidulus, desert riparian, flowers, ground water depth, nectar, pollination, saltcedar

April 15, 2013: Vulnerability of riparian ecosystems to elevated CO2 and (final, PDF, 642KB)
Keywords: biotic interactions, climate change, dehydration, heat stress, phenology, soil processes, streamflow, water management

March 25, 2013: Document ID 686 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Jennifer Johnson to request a copy of this document.

March 25, 2013: Model Analysis of the Hydrologic Response to Climate Change in the Upper Deschutes (final, PDF, 7.5MB)
Keywords: deschutes, oregon, climate change, groundwater, deep percolation model

March 25, 2013: Document ID 688 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Contact Jennifer Johnson to request a copy of this document.

March 11, 2013: Bedload Adaptation Length for Modeling Bed Evolution in Gravel-Bed Rivers (Interim Report) (interim, PDF, 2.6MB)
Keywords: morphodynamic, modeling, sediment transport, bedload, adaptation length

March 6, 2013: Monitoring invasive quagga mussels, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Bivalvia:Dreissenidae), and other benthic organisms in a western US aqueduct (interim, PDF, 2.3MB)
Keywords: aqueduct; canal; dreissena rostriformis bugensis; filtering-collector; freshwater sponge; quagga mussel; smicridea fasciatella

March 1, 2013: Potential Reclamation Applications of the T-Hawk - A gasoline Micro Air Vehicle: A Guide for Potential Reclamation UAS Users (final, PDF, 4.7MB)
Keywords: unmanned aerial vehicles, t-hawk, uas, unmanned aicraft systems

February 28, 2013: Resistance of Protective Coatings to High Pressure Water Jets for Invasive Mussel Removal (final, PDF, 1.1MB)
Keywords: water jet, mussel, coating

January 15, 2013: Monitoring the Effectiveness of Gravel Augmentations for Salmonid Habitat Improvement Downstream from Dams (final, PDF, 1.5MB)
Keywords: gravel augmentation, sediment transport, geomorphology, bedload

January 8, 2013: Summary of Elwha Science Symposium Event (final, PDF, 474KB)
Keywords: elwha, dam removal, symposium

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