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 2019. 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 2019

The following 128 research projects were fully or partially funded by the Science and Technology Program in 2019. 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
Angerer, Stuart Alden Lake Berryessa Nutrient Loading Investigation Associated with Fire Caused Erosion 8111 2018 2019
Asbill-Case, Jessica Pilot testing of renewable-energy powered desalination systems in the Navajo Nation for small and rural communities 19093 2019 2021
Bartojay P.E., Katie Collaborative Studies of Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces to Reduce Concrete Damage for Water Resource Structures 1885 2018 2020
Bearce, Richard Field Implementation of Burrowing Animal Deterrents for Earthen Canal Embankments 19317 2019 2021
Bearup, Lindsay Improving distributed hydrologic models using multiscale thermal infrared, near infrared, and visible imagery from sUAS and satellite-based sensors 19249 2019 2020
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
Blatchford, Douglas B. Development of short-range forecasts of weather-driven channel losses and gains to support Reclamation water management 1845 2018 2020
Blatchford, Douglas B. Evaluation of Approaches to Determine Mixing and Assimilation of Reuse Effluent 7100 2017 2019
Broman, Daniel Can better representation of low-elevation snowpack improve operational forecasts? 19178 2019 2020
Broman, Daniel Hydrologic model comparison in support of water resources planning and operations studies 1894 2018 2019
Brown, April Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) 8141 2018 2020
Clair, Kyle Excitation and Governer Control System 19004 2019 2020
DeHaan, Jim Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs 1880 2018 2020
DeHaan, Jim Machine Condition Monitoring 1719 2017 2019
DeHaan, Jim Protection System Testing Improvements 1728 2017 2019
DeHaan, Jim Wireless Instrumentation Capability 1738 2017 2019
Delagah, Saied Scaling resistant RO/NF membrane 1855 2018 2020
Dodgen, Laurel Leverage Existing Environmental Data for Improved Usability by Standardization and Migration to RISE-Compatible Database 19210 2019 2021
Dombroski, Daniel Improving predictions of scour in the vicinity of vegetation in habitat rehabilitation areas 19290 2019 2020
Dombroski, Daniel Technology Transfer: Developing Tools for Efficient Handling of Data for Hydraulic Modeling and Habitat Analysis 19239 2019 2019
Eastment, Eric Effects of Water Absorption on Epoxy-Mica Based Stator Winding Insulation Systems 19251 2019 2021
Eastment, Eric Reduction of Damaging Stator Core and Winding Vibrations in Large-Diameter Salient-Pole Synchronous Machines 19223 2019 2021
Fenolio, Joel Improving volume forecasting tools for snow dominated basins 19256 2019 2021
Flint, Leah Cost modeling of membrane desalination processes using Reclamation’s WaTER model 1877 2018 2020
Foster, Melissa Side channel evolution, geomorphic diversity, and sediment transport on the Bighorn River following larger dam releases between 2008 and 2018 19306 2019 2020
Foster, Melissa Using beryllium-10 derived erosion rates as a proxy for reservoir sedimentation 1792 2017 2019
Germann, John Cavitation Detection Techniques for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance 8121 2018 2020
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
Gulsvig, Carter Polysiloxane and Vinyl coatings Comparison and Field Trial 19227 2019 2021
Gundlach, David Fusion of in-situ soil moisture and remotely sensed data. 19136 2019 2019
Harrel, Shannon Concrete Fabric for Concrete Canal Lining Repairs 19277 2019 2019
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
Hogg, Ryan Feasibility of Utilizing Optical Instrument Transformers in Reclamation Power Facilities 19219 2019 2019
Holman, Kathleen Development of Web-based Stochastic Storm Transposition Toolkit for Physically-based Rainfall and Flood Hazard Analysis 1735 2017 2019
Holste, Nathan Design of Low-Flow Ecosystem Features for Urban Flood Control Structures 1726 2017 2019
Holste, Nathan Side channel evolution and design: achieving sustainable habitat for aquatic species recovery 19266 2019 2021
Horn, Mike Aging Reservoirs, Climate, Operations, and Potential Cumulative Impacts to Water Quality, Clarity and Fisheries and Recreation 19080 2019 2020
Hosler, Denise Determining ts of Long Term Use of RO Concentrate on Atriplex Species, Soil characteristics and Microbial Habitats 1780 2017 2019
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
Joy, Westin Chemical Compatibility Between Concrete Repair Materials and ASR Affected Concrete 8126 2018 2020
Kang, Jong B Seepage Detection and Characterization in a Truckee Canal Site using L-band Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) Technology 19258 2019 2020
Keele, Jacque Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Reused Water 1744 2017 2019
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
Keim, Jeffery Algae Resistant Linings for Canals and Other Water Resource Structures 19242 2019 2021
Kelly, Kevin L. Alternate Control Strategy for Dreissinids Using Carbon Dioxide 1852 2018 2020
Kennedy, Anthony Investigating Biochar as a Water Treatment Filtration Media for Adsorption and Biological Reduction of Dissolved Metals and Flouride 1785 2017 2019
Kennedy, Anthony Occurrence of Organic Micropollutants in the San Juan River in Northwest New Mexico and their Removal during Drinking Water Treatment 19192 2019 2021
King, Vanessa Reclamation Interactive Visualization and Exploration Resource (RIVER): A model scenario visualization tool for RWIS/RISE 19221 2019 2021
Klein, Matthew UAS Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations 8120 2018 2019
Klein, Matthew UAS Data Collection at Reclamation Sites 7104 2017 2019
Korak, Julie Literature Review and Sampling Plan Development for San Juan River Water Quality Study 1790 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 Fish Passage at River Diversion Juncture: A Science-Based Approach 19105 2019 2021
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
Lapenna, Jacob Rotor Installed Corona Mapping of Stator Windings within Large Diameter Hydro Generators 19078 2019 2021
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
Lemer, Jordan Demonstration and Use of Advanced 3D Measuring Techniques using Portable Laser and Arm Technology 19146 2019 2021
Lindenbach, Evan Improving seepage measurements in the Truckee Canal and developing a framework for data collection, modeling and assessment of unlined canal seepage 19144 2019 2021
Lindenbach, Evan Truckee Canal Seepage Study 1765 2017 2019
Little, Daryl Determining Critical Crack Size and Water Pressure for Sealing Water Leaks using Electro-Osmotic Pulse 1764 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 Improving the robustness of southwestern US water supply forecasting 8117 2018 2021
Llewellyn, Dagmar Using Remote Sensing and Ground Measurements to Improve Evaporation Estimation and Reservoir Management 19132 2019 2021
Lucero, Catherine Characterizing novel supplementary cementitious materials to reduce infrastructure costs and improve durability 19142 2019 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
Merten, Bobbi Jo Econometric Analysis and Forecast Model for Reclamation Corrosion Protection Costs 19155 2019 2021
Merten, Bobbi Jo Field Validation of Impedance Spectroscopy Coating Assessments 1884 2018 2020
Merten, Bobbi Jo Investigation of Electrochemical Noise Method for Coating Field Assessments 19308 2019 2019
Monk, Patrick Monitoring the Movements of Juvenile Pacific Lamprey in the Yakima River using Acoustic Telemetry 19112 2019 2021
Mortensen, Josh Adhesion Strength of Protective Coatings – Test Method Development under Real-Life Hydraulic Conditions 19122 2019 2020
Mortensen, Josh Improved Prediction of Seismically Induced Hydrodynamic Loads on Dams and Spillway Gates 19206 2019 2020
Nelson, John Developing a Collaborative Environment for Sharing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Between Reclamation and Irrigation Districts. 19042 2019 2020
Nowak, Kenneth National Water Model Assessment for Reclamation's Water Management Needs 1774 2017 2019
Nowak, Kenneth Subseasonal Heatwave Prediction 19003 2019 2021
Olbert, Nohemi Quantitative Assessment of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Colorado River irrigation Districts 7107 2017 2019
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
Plaseied, Atousa Effect of Electric Fish Barriers on Corrosion and Cathodic Protection 1722 2017 2019
Posner, Ari J Software Tool Development to Generate Stochastic Hydraulic Simulations using HEC-RAS 19180 2019 2021
Prochaska, Stephanie Evaluation of corrosion inhibitive coatings 19168 2019 2020
Pucherelli, Sherri Best Practices for Mussel Control and Mitigation at Hydropower and Water Delivery Facilities 1876 2018 2019
Pucherelli, Sherri Comparison of next-generation DNA sequencing to traditional morphological identification for environmental monitoring 1831 2018 2020
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 1800 2016 2020
Rinehart, Robert Comparison of traditional and new testing methods for riprap material quality 19119 2019 2021
Rinehart, Robert Electronic Geologic Logging 19117 2019 2021
Rittgers, Justin Evaluation of Active and Passive Thermography for Rapid Detection and Characterization of Concrete Infrastructure Defects, Damage, and Deterioration 3 19280 2019 2019
Rittgers, Justin Evaluation of Laser Doppler Vibrometry for Long-Range Remotely-Sensed (Touch-Free) Seismic Data Acquisition 19315 2019 2019
Schultz, Andrew Quantifying Fish Biomass X Distance from Environmental DNA Samples in a Hydrodynamically Complex Environment 19225 2019 2021
Shannon, James The Implementation of Flow-Temperature Artificial Neural Network Regression into Operations Planning Models 1859 2018 2019
Skaja, Allen Evaluating Corrosion Protection Methods for Riveted and Bolted Construction 1717 2017 2019
Skaja, Allen Feasibility of Autonomous Robotics for Relining Penstocks and Similar Structures 19188 2019 2021
Smith, Rebecca Exploring the use of temperature to understand recent drought and project future conditions in the Colorado River Basin 19264 2019 2020
Stone, Amanda Identifying Sources of Uncertainy in Flood Frequency Analysis 1794 2017 2019
Tansey, Michael Bio-physical Integrated Land Atmosphere Water Simulator (BI-LAWS) 19246 2019 2021
Tansey, Michael West-wide Evapotranspiration Forecast Network 1763 2017 2019
Tibbs, Kevin Explore the Feasibility of using Unmanned Aircraft Systems in managing Rockfall Hazard Areas 7109 2017 2019
Tordonato, David Additive Manufacturing Investigation and Demonstration for Hydropower Applications 19085 2019 2021
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 Demonstration of USACE Corrosion Protection System Inspection and Monitoring Advancements 19283 2019 2021
Torrey, Jessica PCCP Inspection Truthing and Educational Demonstration 19275 2019 2021
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 The potential for restoring thermal refugia for cold-water fishes 19212 2019 2019
Varyu, David Measuring and Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream; Physical and Surrogate Data Collection 1871 2018 2020
Visser, Richard Dielectric Frequency Response of Generator Stator Windings 1862 2018 2020
Waechter, Christopher Viral Treatment for Harmful Algal Blooms: A Preliminary Inquiry 19157 2019 2019
Wahl, Tony Tools to Support Design of Coanda-Effect Screens for Debris Exclusion and Fish Protection 19233 2019 2020
Wahl, Tony Uplift Pressure and Flow through Open Offset Joints in Spillway Chutes 19170 2019 2021
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
Winslow, David Facility Management of Reclamation's Dams - O&M Integration of the Unified Intelligent Model 19182 2019 2021
Wright, Michael Assessing potential future changes in atmospheric rivers over the western coast of the U.S. 1816 2018 2019
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