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Environmental Issues in Water Delivery and Management
Water and Power Infrastructure Reliability
Water Operations Decision Support
Conserving or Expanding Water Supplies

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Science and Technology Research

The Science and Technology Program has various research categories with multiple research topics assigned to each one. The lead researcher for each project chooses one research topic when submitting the original proposal. Click on a highlighted Researcher link to learn more about that project's Principal Investigator or click on a linked project title to view that project's details.

Environmental Issues in Water Delivery and Management

Improve the reliability of Reclamation water deliveries by producing effective solutions, tools, and practices that Reclamation water managers can use to prevent water conflicts with the environmental demands on water supplies.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Abban, Benjamin Enhancing Reclamation’s Watershed Model to Predict Post-Fire Sediment Delivery to Reservoirs and Assess Management Actions. 22077 2022 2024
Bearup, Lindsay Potential impacts of phosphorous loading from wildfire-fighting retardants related to the East Troublesome fire on surface water quality in Willow Creek and Willow Creek Reservoir 22019 2022 2024
Byrne, Colin Investigating the physical processes that impact reservoir delta fish passage and evaluating potential solutions 22065 2022 2024
Collins, Kent Evaluating watershed response and increases in sediment loading to Willow Creek and Willow Creek Reservoir due to East Troublesome fire 22097 2022 2024
Dillon, Kristen Leveraging the results of an invasive saltcedar leaf beetle impact monitoring study to create a risk assessment and restoration prioritization tool on the Middle Rio Grande, NM 22025 2022 2024
Horn, Mike Reintroduction of Anadromous Fish to the Blocked Areas of the Upper Columbia River. Downstream Movement and Survival of Juvenile Salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin 23015 2023 2025
Keele, Jacque Survey of ‘Cousin’ Dreissenid Species in Eurasia for Potential Biocontrol Agents to Control Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels in North America 22005 2022 2024
Kelly, Kevin L. Development of a Production and Transport Vector for a Chimeric Biopesticide in the Treatment of Zebra and Quagga Mussels 22061 2022 2024
Kelly, Kevin L. Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation (NAV) Control in Water Delivery Systems: An Automated Metering System for Accurate and Consistent Herbicide Application 22015 2022 2024
Mench, Diane Collection and Analysis of Invasive Mussel Samples to Prevent the Spread and Impacts at Reclamation Reservoirs and Facilities 22063 2022 2024
Passamaneck, Yale Inferring the provenance of invasive dreissenid mussel veliger shells through trace element analysis 22038 2022 2024
Paul, Jenna Food for Fish: A 2-Dimensional Fate and Transport Model for Zooplankton with Implications for Juvenile Salmon Growth and Water Management Efficiency 23022 2023 2025
Pucherelli, Sherri Development of an Engineered Disseminated Neoplasia to Control Invasive Mussels in Reservoirs 22057 2022 2024
Quattlebaum, Rheannan Optimization of Sample Analysis Methods for the Early Detection of Invasive Dreissenid Mussels in Reclamation Reservoirs 22058 2022 2024
Shinebein, Melissa Boulder Cluster Design Guidance for River Restoration 23039 2023 2024
Struck, Teigan Developing and Testing an Engineered Biological Control for Iron Oxidizing Bacteria in Water Wells 23032 2023 2025
Varyu, David Quantification of accuracy improvements related to multibeam data processing. 23025 2023 2024
Windler, Grace Tracing salinity through the southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California using continuous salinity monitoring, high-speed salinity transects, and ion fingerprinting 23026 2023 2025
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Water and Power Infrastructure Reliability

Improve the reliability of Reclamation water storage, water delivery, and hydropower facilities by producing or advancing effective solutions, tools, and practices that Reclamation facility managers can use to cost effectively maintain, modernize, and extend the life of Reclamation's aging infrastructure.R&D needs should be primarily related to Reclamation's operation and maintenance responsibilities. Safety of Dams R&D should be directed to Reclamation's Dam Safety Program.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Agee, Stephen Improved Processing and Analysis of Test and Operating Data from Rotating Machines 22044 2022 2024
Baumgarten, Brian Investigation of Innovative Exposed Lining Systems 23012 2023 2024
Bocovich, Carolyne The effect of large earthquake loading on fine-grained foundation materials: determining residual undrained strengths at large strains and corresponding embankment deformations 23024 2023 2025
DeHaan, Jim Integration of Renewable Energy Sources - Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs 22026 2022 2024
Germann, John Automated In Situ Repairs of Damaged and Aging Infrastructure 23030 2023 2025
Gutierrez, Angel Ground Modification using Microbially Induced Desaturation (MID) for Liquefaction Interim Risk Reduction 23020 2023 2025
Henderson, Christine Determining compatibility of Zinc Anodes for Cathodic Protection in Various Waters Specific to Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers Facilities: Phase II. 22021 2022 2024
Jermyn, Matthew Modular Anode Sled Development and Testing for Cathodic Protection of Immersed Steel Structures 22060 2022 2024
Keim, Jeffery System Commissioning for Topical Concrete Coatings used for Algae Resistant Linings for Canals 23036 2023 2025
Lapenna, Jacob Rotor Installed Corona Probe with Near Field Communication Antennas: Further Refinement Toward a Final Product 22012 2022 2024
Little, Daryl Utilization of Trained Canines to Detect Leaks in Water Pipelines 22081 2022 2024
Lucero, Catherine Reducing Reclamation’s Carbon Footprint Through Modernizing Concrete Materials, Specifications and Construction Practices 23050 2023 2025
Luna, Juan Evaluate and model economical, safe and effective methods to mitigate and remove debris from dam intake structures 22017 2022 2024
Merten, Bobbi Jo Long-Term Coatings Lab Testing Data Analysis for Service Life Correlations and Evaluation of New Testing Methods 23014 2023 2025
Mortensen, Josh Evaluation of Plunger Valves as a New Technology for Improved Water Delivery at Reclamation Dams and Hydropower Facilities 22004 2022 2024
Plaseied, Atousa Evaluation of Acoustic Emission Sensing Technologies for Pressurized Buried Water Pipeline Leak Detection 22086 2022 2024
Prochaska, Stephanie Improved Adhesion of Polyurethane Coatings with Phosphating 22014 2022 2024
Skaja, Allen Investigating Rubberized Polysiloxane Coating Formulations to Improve Durability and Long-Term Performance. 23009 2023 2025
Wahl, Tony Boundary Layer and Aerated Flow Effects on Hydraulic Jacking in Spillway Chutes 22039 2022 2024
Weber, Grace Engineering and Maintenance for Cathodic Protection Systems Combined with Vinyl Coatings 22037 2022 2024
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Water Operations Decision Support

Develop solutions and tools that help Reclamation water managers make effective reservoir and river system operational and planning decisions through better integration, evaluation, understanding, and presentation of critical data and information.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Deeds, Daniel Favorably Stabilizing the Flow, Supply and Quality of Water from Public Lands During Forest Management 22090 2022 2024
Field, Randi Evaluating Water Temperature Modeling and Prediction in the Sacramento River Basin 22050 2022 2024
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu Stochastic Streamflow Generation: A Complementary Approach for Hydroclimate Projections in Hydrologically Complex Basins 23035 2023 2025
Holman, Kathleen Characterizing Historical and Future Snowfall Events across the Western US to Inform Water Resources Management 22071 2022 2024
Kelly, Emma Assessing Satellite Remote Sensing Products to Improve Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Snow Water Equivalence (SWE) Measurements in the San Juan - Chama Project’s Source Watersheds 23061 2023 2025
Loney, Drew Development of an integrated hydrologic model with high-resolution snow processes for water supply forecasting and forecast-based operations 22055 2022 2024
Mikkelson, Kristin The development of a temperature and dissolved oxygen water quality model to inform water management options to benefit Yakima River salmon migration. 22045 2022 2024
Rocha, Jonathan PyForecast continued development – expanding PyForecast’s reach and capabilities 22072 2022 2024
Thielen, Kevin Developing a Robust Planning Framework for Climate Change in California. 23027 2023 2025
Thiemann, Meghan Optimization of Water Management within the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Arizona 22108 2022 2024
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Conserving or Expanding Water Supplies

Enhance water supplies for Reclamation stakeholders with new technologies, solutions, and practices that expand, liberate, or conserve water supplies.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Bearup, Lindsay Investigating the potential of cloud seeding to enhance precipitation in the East River Basin of Colorado 22068 2022 2024
Gallagher, Neal Evaluating the feasibility of sequential tank aeration and re-chlorination for removal of disinfection byproducts under extreme water age in support of the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project Design 23031 2023 2025
Gallagher, Neal Long-Term Arid Region Reservoir Usability Evaluation due to Salinity Induced Degradation of Water Quality 22102 2022 2024
Hoffman, Catherine Increasing the effectiveness and simplicity of potable water reuse with a multi-benefit ferrate treatment process 22078 2022 2024
Kuhnert, Nathan Integrating water reuse and stormwater management into constructed wetland designs to enhance water supply and multi-purpose project benefits 22006 2022 2024
Nelson, Kirk Climate Change Impact Analysis on Groundwater Availability and Managed Aquifer Recharge in California 23041 2023 2025

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