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Water and Power Infrastructure Reliability
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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
Baird, Drew Sediment effects on river restoration habitat features: physical processes and guidelines for effective and sustainable design, planning, and maintenance 21088 2021 2023
Bountry, Jennifer Cost Estimating Guidelines for Dam Decommissioning Alternative 21084 2021 2022
Bountry, Jennifer Open Data Pilot for Integrating BOR River and Reservoir topographic and sediment data into RISE 20077 2020 2022
Braz, Rebecca Utilizing Hydrophones to Detect Streambed Mobilization in the Wild and Scenic Reach of the Rio Chama 21092 2021 2022
Dombroski, Daniel Monitoring Detritus Deposition and Scour Downstream of Minidoka Dam with Implications to Snake River Physa Snail Habitat and Irrigation Canals. 20064 2020 2022
Dombroski, Daniel Monitoring Suspended Sediment: An Investigation Coincident with the Cherry Creek Reservoir Annual Flush 20069 2020 2022
Fallon, Kendra Resolving Spatiotemporal Distribution of Suspended Sediment Concentration over the Columbia and Snake River Using Remote Sensing 21008 2021 2022
Holste, Nathan Quantifying the Development and Dynamics of Reservoir Delta and Related Backwater Vegetation in the Context of Physical Drivers 20052 2020 2022
Huang, Jianchun Victor Predicting Reservoir Drawdown Flushing to Improve Reservoir Sustainability 21077 2021 2023
Keele, Jacque Investigation of environmental RNA (eRNA) as a detection method for dreissenid mussels and other invasive species 20026 2020 2022
Kelly, Kevin L. Alternate Control Strategy for Dreissinids Using Carbon Dioxide 21066 2021 2023
Lai, Yong Modeling Riverine Pool Temperature Stratification and Reservoir Selective Withdrawal for Fish Spawning and Rearing Habitat 21075 2021 2023
Lindenbach, Evan Abrasivity of Slurry-Transported Sediment: Development of a Laboratory-Based Test System 21054 2021 2023
Mower, Clifton Shane Ultrasonic Transducer Field Test for Quagga Mussel Settlement Control 20061 2020 2022
Passamaneck, Yale Analysis of environmental DNA from sediments for detection of invasive dreissenid mussels 20039 2020 2022
Passamaneck, Yale Analysis of the quagga mussel genome for development of biocontrols 21024 2021 2023
Paul, Jenna A Methodology for Rockwad Velocity and Predator Habitat 20045 2020 2022
Pucherelli, Sherri Factors Limiting Invasive Mussel Establishment at Salt River Project Reservoirs 21086 2021 2023
Pucherelli, Sherri Use of Copper Ion Generators for Mussel Control at USACE and Reclamation Hydropower Plants 21101 2021 2023
Shinebein, Melissa River restoration interactive geospatial database to inform future river rehabilitation design 20060 2020 2022
Ubing, Caroline The potential for restoring thermal refuges in rivers for cold-water salmonids 20031 2020 2022
Varyu, David Physical and Surrogate Data Collection of Sediment Transport in Ephemeral Systems 21015 2021 2023
Waechter, Christopher Cyanophage treatment development for mitigating freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms caused by cyanobacteria 20094 2020 2022
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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 Online Monitoring of Protection Systems: Pilot Project 21027 2021 2023
Baumgarten, Brian Investigating Newly Formulated Polysiloxane Coating Systems with Improved Erosion and Impact Properties 21067 2021 2023
Bearce, Richard Standardizing Methods for Disaggregation of Slakable Rock and Fat Clay 21100 2021 2023
Cepak, Zachary Evaluating Kevlar Rope for Use in Gate Hoist and Crane Applications for Improved Service Life 20036 2020 2022
Clair, Kyle Develop Integrated Tools for Digital Excitation and Speed Governor Control Systems 21022 2021 2023
Council, Patrick Power System Instrumentation 20009 2020 2022
DeHaan, Jim Machine Condition Monitoring - Enhance and expand Reclamation developed Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) system. System utilizes in-house developed software and commercial data acquisition hardware. 20012 2020 2022
DeHaan, Jim Predictive Maintenance Program – Research and development of a system to transfer and store secured data in support of a Reclamation-wide Predictive Maintenance Management program for power production assets 20108 2020 2022
DeHaan, Jim Rotor-Mounted Scanner – Participate in the development and deployment of a new and improved version of the Rotor-Mounted Scanner hydro condition monitoring system, designated StatorScan.™ 20014 2020 2022
Eastland, Richard Dam Incident Investigations: Determining best practices for investigations that can improve future performance of dams 21030 2021 2022
Egan, Randall Evaluation of Alternative Fire Suppression Methods for Generators For Improved Safety, Effectiveness and Reliability 20100 2020 2022
Estep, Melissa Quantifying the Flexibility and Economic Potential of Reclamation’s Hydropower Assets 21087 2021 2022
Fennema, Scott Maintaining canal capacity and delivery feature reliability through the use of ultraviolet aquatic vegetation control. 20041 2020 2022
Germann, John Evaluation of Fiber Optic Technology for Use on Reclamation Critical Infrastructure 21096 2021 2022
Germann, John Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance Through Reducing Cavitation 21104 2021 2023
Gulsvig, Carter UAS Demonstration and Development for Inaccessible Features Inspections 20096 2020 2022
Gutierrez, Angel Laboratory and Field Testing of Enzyme and Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation for Mitigation of Fugitive Dust at the Salton Sea 21016 2021 2023
Harrel, Shannon Concrete Cloth for Seepage Reduction – Field Demonstration 21076 2021 2023
Haynes, Christopher Instrumented Standard Penetration Testing (ISPT) to increase accuracy and reliability in penetration and delivered energy data for geotechnical analysis and liquefaction evaluation. 21057 2021 2023
Henderson, Christine Advancement of Cathodic Protection Monitoring and Control for Water Storage Tanks 20023 2020 2022
Henderson, Christine Laboratory Evaluation of Field Repairable Materials and Techniques for Cavitation Damage: Phase II 20024 2020 2022
Jay, Meyer Determining the capabilities and limitations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) equipped with Light Detection Ranging (LiDAR) sensors when applied to hydrologic studies, infrastructure, mapping, and general land data collection 20091 2020 2022
Kelly, Kevin L. Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal 21062 2021 2023
Klein, Matthew Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites 21060 2021 2022
Lapenna, Jacob Development and Refinement of Rotor Turning Device for Safer and More Efficient Maintenance and Diagnostic Tasks 21006 2021 2023
Lindenbach, Evan Improving Reclamation’s Geologic and Geotechnical Investigations with Drill Parameter Recorder Technology 21049 2021 2023
Lindenbach, Evan Voids Behind Spillways, Conduits, Canals, Tunnels, and Siphons: Causes, Detection Techniques, and Repair Options 21045 2021 2023
Lucero, Catherine Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System for Reclamation Infrastructure 21079 2021 2022
Mortensen, Josh Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces for Water Resource Structures – Continued Collaboration 21051 2021 2022
Smith, Alexander Crafting a Modern Systems Approach in Assessing Critical Nodes for Regional Security and Regional Safety of Dams: Evolving Beyond the Legacy Program 21029 2021 2023
Sorel, Marcel Evaluation and Validation of Fatigue on Aging Hydro Mechanical Components using Finite Element Analysis 21091 2021 2023
Weber, Grace Leak Repair Demonstrations for Pressurized Mechanical Systems 20074 2020 2022
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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
Bearup, Lindsay Evaluating Big Thompson water supply modeling capability improvements from new model forcing and recalibration 21082 2021 2023
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu Exploring the possibilities of improving flood frequency analysis in the West by incorporating paleohydrologic reconstructions 20056 2020 2022
Johnson, Jennifer Developing a holistic framework for evaluating system-wide groundwater surface water interaction and interconnected projects using system dynamics modeling methods 20025 2020 2022
Llewellyn, Dagmar Characterizing the Predictability and Sensitivity of Streamflow to Monsoon Season Precipitation 20032 2020 2022
Nelson, Kirk Dynamic Representations of Hydrologic-Irrigator Interactions in Planning Models 20093 2020 2022
Poulos, Michael Assessing the impact of land use and land cover changes on river diversions in semi-arid river basins 21048 2021 2023
Salazar, Claudia Leon Combining Physically Based Snow Modeling and Remote Sensing at High Spatial Resolution to Improve Snowmelt Runoff Forecasts in the Big Thompson and Willow Creek Basins 21041 2021 2022
Thiemann, Meghan Measurement and modeling of effects of differential wind stress due to topography and wind sheltering elements on hydrodynamics of augmented lakes and reservoirs 21023 2021 2023
Wright, Michael Simulating California's water supply system under future climate stresses 20075 2020 2022
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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
Arias-Paic, Miguel Ion Exchange Pretreatment for Desalting Membrane Processes to Maximize Clean Water Production 20092 2020 2022
Cruzado, Luis Cost and Performance Evaluation of Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) Desalination of Brackish Agricultural Drainage Water and Groundwater 21026 2021 2022
Delagah, Saied Concentrate Minimization through Development of an innovative In-line Static Mixer 20058 2020 2022
Kennedy, Anthony Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project - San Juan Lateral Source Water Blending and Corrosion Studies 20008 2020 2022
Stoll, Zachary Beneficial use of produced water outside the oil and gas industry: Development of a screening, testing, and evaluation framework to address stakeholder needs and concerns 21050 2021 2023

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Last Updated: 6/22/20