Projects by Funding Year

Reclamation's funding is divided into fiscal years that start on October 1st and end on September 30th of the next calendar year. The current fiscal year is 2024. Use the utility below to find research funded by the Science and Technology Program during a specified range of years or use the links here to explore research in other categories.

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Science and Technology Research Funded in 2018

The following 141 research projects were fully or partially funded by the Science and Technology Program in 2018. 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.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Aligata, Alyssa Literature Review and Sampling Plan Development for San Juan River Water Quality Study 1790 2017 2019
Angerer, Stuart Alden Lake Berryessa Nutrient Loading Investigation Associated with Fire Caused Erosion 8111 2018 2019
AuBuchon, Jonathan Field deployment of a continuous sediment load surrogate 7839 2016 2018
Bartojay P.E., Katie Collaborative Studies of Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces to Reduce Concrete Damage for Water Resource Structures 1885 2018 2020
Bartojay P.E., Katie Comparative Analysis on Reducing Concrete Shrinkage and Cracking 7644 2016 2018
Bearup, Lindsay Merging high-resolution airborne snowpack data with existing long-term hydrometeorological observations to improve water supply forecasting 8116 2018 2019
Bell, Alan Evaluation of the Falcon 8+ Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for Reclamation Bridge, Canal, and Infrastructure Inspections 1886 2018 2019
Broman, Daniel Hydrologic model comparison in support of water resources planning and operations studies 1894 2018 2019
Brown, April Ergonomic Scoping 1604 2016 2018
Brown, April Hearing Protector Fit Project 3810 2016 2018
Brown, April Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) 8141 2018 2020
Camp, Susan Exploring Techniques to Reduce Lamprey and Salmonid Entrainment into Canals 2621 2016 2018
Daniels, Christine Evaluation of Field Repairable Materials and Techniques for Cavitation Damage 8452 2016 2018
Danner, Allison Developing a Sustainable Framework to Support Open Data for Reclamations Colorado River Basin Decision Support Systems 5541 2016 2018
Danner, Allison Expanding to New Data Domains in the Reclamation Information Sharing Environment (RISE) 7127 2017 2018
DeHaan, Jim Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs 1880 2018 2020
DeHaan, Jim Machine Condition Monitoring 1719 2017 2019
DeHaan, Jim Non-dispatchable Renewable Integration 2533 2016 2018
DeHaan, Jim Power System Safety 1800 2018 2020
DeHaan, Jim Protection System Testing Improvements 1728 2017 2019
DeHaan, Jim Wireless Instrumentation Capability 1738 2017 2019
Delagah, Saied An Ultra-low-cost Thermal Energy Storage System using Reverse Osmosis Concentrate 8133 2018 2018
Delagah, Saied Measuring sparingly-soluble,aqueous salt crystallization kinetics using CSTRs-in-series:methodology development andCaCO3 studies 7120 2017 2020
Delagah, Saied Scaling resistant RO/NF membrane 1855 2018 2020
Dodgen, Laurel Improving Mid-Pacific Region Programs' water quality data management to enhance user access, analysis and decision-support 7124 2017 2020
Dombroski, Daniel Modeling of complex sediment processes using experimental data and laboratory measurements 1778 2017 2018
Dombroski, Daniel Suspended Sediment Monitoring Techniques: An Investigation Coincident with the Cherry Creek Reservoir Annual Flush 1893 2018 2018
Durham, Shanna Performance Testing Multiple Units of Similar Hydraulic Design 300 2105 2022
Eastment, Eric Power System Diagnostics 1776 2016 2018
Ellis, Chris Demonstration of Synthestic Sheet Piles to Improvement Canal Safety 1700 2017 2018
Few, Benjamin Dielectric Frequency Response of Generator Stator Windings 1862 2018 2020
Few, Benjamin Use of Natural Ester Oil as a Dielectric for Power Transformers 1606 2015 2018
Flint, Leah Cost modeling of membrane desalination processes using Reclamation’s WaTER model 1877 2018 2020
Foster, Melissa Using beryllium-10 derived erosion rates as a proxy for reservoir sedimentation 1792 2017 2019
Gaston, Todd Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sedimentation 8109 2018 2018
Germann, John Cavitation Detection Techniques for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance 8121 2018 2020
Germann, John Generator Rotor Rim to Spider Arm Attachment Data Collection 7140 2017 2020
Godaire, Jeanne Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River System: Implication for Climate Changes 1736 2017 2018
Greimann, Blair Prediction of Reservoir Sediment Pressure Flushing 1754 2017 2019
Guerra, Katherine Research to identify how to improve existing desalination approaches to reduce primary energy use 1769 2017 2019
Gutierrez, Angel Application of Enzyme Induced Carbonate Precipitation (EICP) for Channel Lining and Repair, Low Volume Road Stabilization, Embankment Construction, and Erosion Control 1840 2018 2018
Gutierrez, Angel Bio-based barriers for seepage and internal erosion control 1833 2018 2018
Harrel, Shannon Evaluation of Grout Performance for Concrete Repair at Reclamation 9625 2016 2018
Harrel, Shannon Permeability Compatibility Between Concrete Repair Material and Concrete Substrate 1863 2018 2020
Heiner, Bryan Hydraulically Driven Grinders to Mitigate Mussel Shell Debris 1847 2018 2020
Heiner, Bryan River restoration freeboard design requirements 1798 2017 2019
Heiner, Bryan Self-Cleaning Strainers and Filtration to Mitigate Mussel Impacts 1846 2018 2020
Herbst, George Environmental Resources Data Mapping Pilot to support Reservoir Operations Planning 1758 2017 2018
Hernandez, Miguel Effects of Self-Healing Concrete on Aging Concrete Structures 1791 2017 2018
Hilldale, Robert C. Pilot Studies of Reservoir Sustainability Options - Large Reservoirs 9344 2016 2018
Hoffman, Catherine Oxnard Saline Demonstration Wetland 7138 2015 2018
Holman, Kathleen Development of Web-based Stochastic Storm Transposition Toolkit for Physically-based Rainfall and Flood Hazard Analysis 1735 2017 2019
Holser, Denise Ranking and Categorizing Aquatic Invasive Species Threatening Western US Waters 7135 2017 2018
Holste, Nathan Design of Low-Flow Ecosystem Features for Urban Flood Control Structures 1726 2017 2019
Hosler, Denise Evaluation of an Innovative Constructed Wetland Designed to Remove Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Reclaimed Wastewater 8896 2016 2018
Huang, Jianchun Victor Development of a new 2D structured and unstructured mesh generator for flow, sediment, temperature, groundwater, and vegetation modeling 1724 2017 2019
Huang, Jianchun Victor Improvement in the accuracy and speed of riparinan vegetation simulation 1781 2017 2019
Johnson, Jennifer Assessing the relative contributions of hydrologic models to bias corrected future projected climate flows. 1797 2017 2018
Joy, Westin Chemical Compatibility Between Concrete Repair Materials and ASR Affected Concrete 8126 2018 2020
Keele, Jacque Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Reused Water 1744 2017 2019
Keele, Jacque Development of Methods for the Spectrophotometric Analysis of Water Supplies 1747 2017 2018
Keele, Jacque Molecular Methods for the Reclamation Detection Laboratory for Exotic Species (RDLES) 1748 2017 2019
Keele, Jacque Predictive Dreissenid Mussel Modeling for the Western United States 8110 2018 2020
Kelly, Kevin L. Alternate Control Strategy for Dreissinids Using Carbon Dioxide 1852 2018 2020
Kelly, Kevin L. Effective and Safe Decontamination for Underwater Inspection Equipment Exposed to Quagga and Zebra Mussels 1755 2017 2018
Kennedy, Anthony Investigating Biochar as a Water Treatment Filtration Media for Adsorption and Biological Reduction of Dissolved Metals and Flouride 1785 2017 2019
Kimbrel, Sean Pilot Studies of Reservoir Sustainability Options - Flushing and Sluicing 8235 2016 2018
Klein, Matthew Elephant Butte Dam UAS Inspection and Analysis 1817 2018 2018
Klein, Matthew UAS Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations 8120 2018 2019
Klein, Matthew UAS Data Collection at Reclamation Sites 7104 2017 2019
Kubitschek, Joseph Hydrodynamic Forces on High-Head Gates 1892 2018 2019
Kubitschek, Joseph Underwater Imaging for Intake Trashracks at Glen Canyon to Assess of Mussel-Related Impacts 1733 2017 2019
Lai, Yong Mercury Loading to Streams and Reservoirs: A Process-Based Approach 1809 2018 2020
Lai, Yong Robust Eco-Hydraulic 3D Modeling Tools for Rivers with Complex In-Stream Strcutures 1734 2017 2019
Lanini, Jordan Risk-based decision making in reservoir operations 1881 2018 2020
Leady, Zackary Development of a GPU Accelerated Salinity Module for the SRH-2D Platform 1883 2018 2020
Leady, Zackary Seasonal/Temporary Wetland/Floodplain Delineation using Remote Sensing and Deep Learning 1867 2018 2020
Lindenbach, Evan Improving Reclamation's Field Investigations with the Rock Borehole Direct Shear Test 1805 2018 2018
Lindenbach, Evan Truckee Canal Seepage Study 1765 2017 2019
Little, Daryl Demonstration Project to Implement Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) Technology to Stop Water Leaks Through Concrete 4553 2016 2018
Little, Daryl Determining Critical Crack Size and Water Pressure for Sealing Water Leaks using Electro-Osmotic Pulse 1764 2017 2019
Little, Daryl Effect of Electric Fish Barriers on Corrosion and Cathodic Protection 1722 2017 2019
Llewellyn, Dagmar Deployment of a floating evaporation pan on Lake Powell, UT-AZ, and Cochiti Lake, NM, to improve evaporation rate measurement accuracy and precision 8119 2018 2020
Llewellyn, Dagmar Detecting, Interpreting, and Modeling Hydrologic Extremes to Support Flexible Water Management and Planning 1782 2017 2018
Llewellyn, Dagmar Improving the robustness of southwestern US water supply forecasting 8117 2018 2021
Lucero, Catherine Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Concrete Repair and Canal Linings 1789 2017 2019
Mcguire, Marketa Developing process-based and spatially consistent approaches for correcting streamflow biases in watershed hydrology simulations 1895 2018 2020
Mclean, Rory Large Synchronous Generators Computer Models 2417 2016 2018
Mench, Diane RDLES Dressinid Mussel Monitoring and Detection Laboratory 2617 2016 2018
Merten, Bobbi Jo Cost of Corrosion Control for Reclamation Penstocks and Gates 4724 2016 2018
Merten, Bobbi Jo Field Validation of Impedance Spectroscopy Coating Assessments 1884 2018 2020
Mortensen, Josh Development of Test Methods for Coatings Systems exposed to Extreme Hydraulic Environments 1821 2018 2018
Mortensen, Josh Hydraulic Impacts from Hydrokintic Installations 1707 2017 2018
Mortensen, Josh Improved Prediction of Hydrodynamic Loads on Spillway Gates 1836 2018 2018
Nguyen-DeCorse, Hong Development of short-range forecasts of weather-driven channel losses and gains to support Reclamation water management 1845 2018 2020
Nguyen-DeCorse, Hong Understanding sinusoidal flcutuations in the salinity in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, 1970-2016 1767 2017 2018
Nowak, Kenneth Building capacity for addressing future uncertainty in Reclamation's long-term planning and decisionmaking process 1771 2017 2018
Nowak, Kenneth LOCA 7131 2017 2018
Nowak, Kenneth National Water Model Assessment for Reclamation's Water Management Needs 1774 2017 2019
OMeara, Scott Determining Impacts of Long Term Use of RO Concentrate on Atriplex Species, Soil characteristics and Microbial Habitats 1780 2017 2019
Olbert, Nohemi Quantitative Assessment of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Colorado River irrigation Districts 7107 2017 2019
Passamaneck, Yale Analysis of Microbial Communities in Constructed Wetlands 7134 2017 2018
Passamaneck, Yale Comparison of next-generation DNA sequencing to traditional morphological identification for environmental monitoring 1831 2018 2020
Passamaneck, Yale Literature review and synthesis of invasive mussel control techniques 1868 2018 2018
Passamaneck, Yale Open access web-based database of invasive aquatic research and water quality data 7105 2017 2019
Passamaneck, Yale Sequencing of the quagga mussel genome as a tool for biocontrol 1866 2018 2020
Prochaska, Stephanie Polyurethane Adhesion Promotion 1804 2018 2018
Pucherelli, Sherri Best Practices for Mussel Control and Mitigation at Hydropower and Water Delivery Facilities 1876 2018 2019
Pucherelli, Sherri Compendium of Close Pipe Control Technologies and Options 7136 2017 2018
Pucherelli, Sherri Impact of UV Treatment on Hydroid Biofouling in Generator Cooling Pipes at Parker Dam 1712 2017 2018
Rager, Audrey Airborne Red, Near-IR, and Thermal-IR Multispectral Remore Sensing for Detecting Canal Seepage 7110 2017 2019
Rager, Audrey Invasive Mussel Veliger Morphology 1875 2018 2020
Ricks, Adam WaterSMART Data Visualization 97 2016 2018
Shannon, James The Implementation of Flow-Temperature Artificial Neural Network Regression into Operations Planning Models 1859 2018 2019
Shupe, Christopher Kit Flow Deflectors for Abrasion Damage Mitigation in Stilling Basins 8143 2018 2018
Sixta, Mike Representation of Large Wood Structures Using a Two-Dimensional Model 1756 2017 2018
Skaja, Allen Continuation of Field Research on Advanced Coatings for Mussel Control 7089 2016 2018
Skaja, Allen Evaluating Corrosion Protection Methods for Riveted and Bolted Construction 1717 2017 2019
Skaja, Allen Using Robotics Technology to Reline Large Diameter Piping on Steep Slope 8107 2018 2018
Starbuck, David Contraction Joint Leak Repairs - A Multi-Agency Collaboration Effort 7139 2017 2018
Stewart, Robert Development of Predictive Relationships for Sub-Grid Scale Flow Variability Within 2D Hydraulic Models for Improved Fisheries Habitat Quantification 1706 2017 2018
Stone, Amanda Identifying Sources of Uncertainy in Flood Frequency Analysis 1794 2017 2019
Swihart, Jay Durability Testing of Composite Materials for Reclamation Pipelines 9777 2016 2018
Tansey, Michael Assessment of the Effects of Plant Physiological Responses to Atmospheric Forcings Affecting Crop Water Use and Yields: Literature Review and Model Comparisons 1858 2018 2018
Tansey, Michael West-wide Evapotranspiration Forecast Network 1763 2017 2019
Thiemann, Meghan Evaluation of Approaches to Determine Mixing and Assimilation of Reuse Effluent 7100 2017 2019
Tibbs, Kevin Explore the Feasibility of using Unmanned Aircraft Systems in managing Rockfall Hazard Areas 7109 2017 2019
Tordonato, David Investigation of corrosion resistant primers, barrier topcoats and duplex systems 1850 2018 2020
Torrey, Jessica Critical Review of PCCP at Reclamation 7108 2017 2019
Torrey, Jessica Safe Underwater Corrosion Condition Assessment of Structures 4279 2016 2018
Tosline, Deborah Goodyear Pilot Wetlands: Developing Hydraulic Loading Rates, Hazardous Waste Disposal Requirements, and Optimum Operations for an Inland Concentrate Management Alternative 2922 2016 2018
Tosline, Deborah Impacts of Grade Control Structure Installations on Hydrology and Sediment Transport as an Adaptive Management Strategy 1751 2017 2019
Trujillo, Jolene Economic evaluation of activities associated with invasive mussel management 8142 2018 2020
Ubing, Caroline Improve Efficiency of Post-processing Multi-beam Reservoir Bathymetric Survey Data 1822 2018 2018
Varyu, David Measuring and Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream; Physical and Surrogate Data Collection 1871 2018 2020
Walsh, Michael Reducing Canal Seepage through Long-Term Performance Linings 1743 2017 2019
Wang, Jun Research and Development of a Watershed-Scale Model/Tool for Simulating the Effects of Wildfires on Mercury Contamination of Land and Water 7112 2017 2019
Weber, Grace Impact of Specimen Geometry and Polarized Potential on Cathodic Disbondment Testing for Protective Coatings 8100 2019 2019
White, Janet Refining Interpreation Techniques for Determingin Brackish Aquifer Water Quality 7106 2017 2018
Winslow, David Facility Management of Reclamation's Dams - The Unified Intelligent Model 9748 2016 2018
Wright, Michael Assessing potential future changes in atmospheric rivers over the western coast of the U.S. 1816 2018 2019
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