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 2023. 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 2021

The following 143 research projects were fully or partially funded by the Science and Technology Program in 2021. 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
Agee, Stephen Online Monitoring of Protection Systems: Pilot Project 21027 2021 2023
Arias-Paic, Miguel Ion Exchange Pretreatment for Desalting Membrane Processes to Maximize Clean Water Production 20092 2020 2022
Asbill-Case, Jessica Pilot testing of renewable-energy powered desalination systems in the Navajo Nation for small and rural communities 19093 2019 2021
Baird, Drew Sediment effects on river restoration habitat features: physical processes and guidelines for effective and sustainable design, planning, and maintenance 21088 2021 2023
Baumgarten, Brian Investigating Newly Formulated Polysiloxane Coating Systems with Improved Erosion and Impact Properties 21067 2021 2023
Bearce, Richard Field Implementation of Burrowing Animal Deterrents for Earthen Canal Embankments 19317 2019 2021
Bearce, Richard Standardizing Methods for Disaggregation of Slakable Rock and Fat Clay 21100 2021 2023
Bearup, Lindsay Evaluating Big Thompson water supply modeling capability improvements from new model forcing and recalibration 21082 2021 2023
Bocovich, Carolyne Furthering Cracked Embankment Erosion Research 21071 2021 2021
Bocovich, Carolyne Internal Erosion: Laboratory Testing to Identify End States in Internally Unstable Soils 20081 2020 2021
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
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
Cruzado, Luis Cost and Performance Evaluation of Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) Desalination of Brackish Agricultural Drainage Water and Groundwater 21026 2021 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
Deeds, Daniel Chemical Fingerprinting of Delta Smelt for Sensitive Detection in the Environment 21078 2021 2021
Delagah, Saied Concentrate Minimization through Development of an innovative In-line Static Mixer 20058 2020 2022
Delagah, Saied Evaluating Contaminates of Emerging Concern’s Fate in Potable Reuse Membrane Treatment 20083 2020 2021
Dodgen, Laurel Leverage Existing Environmental Data for Improved Usability by Standardization and Migration to RISE-Compatible Database 19210 2019 2021
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
Durham, Shanna Performance Testing Multiple Units of Similar Hydraulic Design 300 2105 2022
Eastland, Richard Dam Incident Investigations: Determining best practices for investigations that can improve future performance of dams 21030 2021 2022
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
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
Fallon, Kendra Development of a platform for wildfire incident support and evaluation of post-fire impacts 20019 2020 2021
Fallon, Kendra Resolving Spatiotemporal Distribution of Suspended Sediment Concentration over the Columbia and Snake River Using Remote Sensing 21008 2021 2022
Fennema, Scott Maintaining canal capacity and delivery feature reliability through the use of ultraviolet aquatic vegetation control. 20041 2020 2022
Fenolio, Joel Improving volume forecasting tools for snow dominated basins 19256 2019 2021
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu A Collaborative Stochastic Weather Generator for Climate Impacts Assessment 21039 2021 2021
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu Exploring the possibilities of improving flood frequency analysis in the West by incorporating paleohydrologic reconstructions 20056 2020 2022
Gappa, Matthew Geospatial Tool for Instrumentation Inventory and Collection and Evaluation of Readings. 20020 2020 2021
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
Germann, John Using Strain-Sensing Technology to Increase Safety and Reliability of Inaccessible Critical Connections in Hydropower Equipment 20076 2020 2021
Gulsvig, Carter Development and Field Research on Next Generation Coatings for Mussel Mitigation on Infrastructure 19196 2019 2021
Gulsvig, Carter Polysiloxane and Vinyl coatings Comparison and Field Trial 19227 2019 2021
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
Harrel, Shannon Durability of Concrete Containing Natural Pozzolans 21201 2021 2021
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
Holste, Nathan Quantifying the Development and Dynamics of Reservoir Delta and Related Backwater Vegetation in the Context of Physical Drivers 20052 2020 2022
Holste, Nathan Side channel evolution and design: achieving sustainable habitat for aquatic species recovery 19266 2019 2021
Huang, Jianchun Victor Predicting Reservoir Drawdown Flushing to Improve Reservoir Sustainability 21077 2021 2023
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
Jermyn, Matthew Life-Cycle Costs of PCCP Maintenance 20059 2020 2021
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
Kang, Jong B Snow depth estimation using InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic-Aperture Radar) Technique 21108 2021 2021
Keele, Jacque Invasive Mussels and Harmful Algal Blooms: Interactions and Detection Methods 21035 2021 2021
Keele, Jacque Investigation of environmental RNA (eRNA) as a detection method for dreissenid mussels and other invasive species 20026 2020 2022
Keele, Jacque Use of Novel Parasites to Control Naive North American Dreissenid Populations 19097 2019 2021
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 21066 2021 2023
Kelly, Kevin L. Alternate Control Strategy for Dreissinids Using Electrical Methods 19174 2019 2021
Kelly, Kevin L. Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal 21062 2021 2023
Kelly, Kevin L. Development of a Chimeric Biopesticide for the Treatment of Zebra and Quagga Mussels 19186 2019 2021
Kennedy, Anthony Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project - San Juan Lateral Source Water Blending and Corrosion Studies 20008 2020 2022
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 Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites 21060 2021 2022
Kuhnert, Nathan Investigating the use of green infrastructure to improve water quality and expand usable water supplies 21011 2021 2021
Lai, Yong Fish Passage at River Diversion Juncture: A Science-Based Approach 19105 2019 2021
Lai, Yong Modeling Riverine Pool Temperature Stratification and Reservoir Selective Withdrawal for Fish Spawning and Rearing Habitat 21075 2021 2023
Lapenna, Jacob Development and Refinement of Rotor Turning Device for Safer and More Efficient Maintenance and Diagnostic Tasks 21006 2021 2023
Lapenna, Jacob Rotor Installed Corona Mapping of Stator Windings within Large Diameter Hydro Generators 19078 2019 2021
Lemer, Jordan Demonstration and Use of Advanced 3D Measuring Techniques using Portable Laser and Arm Technology 19146 2019 2021
Lindenbach, Evan Abrasivity of Slurry-Transported Sediment: Development of a Laboratory-Based Test System 21054 2021 2023
Lindenbach, Evan Improving Reclamation’s Geologic and Geotechnical Investigations with Drill Parameter Recorder Technology 21049 2021 2023
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 Voids Behind Spillways, Conduits, Canals, Tunnels, and Siphons: Causes, Detection Techniques, and Repair Options 21045 2021 2023
Llewellyn, Dagmar Characterizing the Predictability and Sensitivity of Streamflow to Monsoon Season Precipitation 20032 2020 2022
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 Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System for Reclamation Infrastructure 21079 2021 2022
Mcpherson, Jeffery Survey and evaluation of dive and aquatic field gear decontamination protocols for preventing the spread of quagga/zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species. 21031 2021 2021
Mench, Diane Ecological Research Lab 19214 2019 2021
Merten, Bobbi Jo Econometric Analysis and Forecast Model for Reclamation Corrosion Protection Costs 19155 2019 2021
Monk, Patrick Monitoring the Movements of Juvenile Pacific Lamprey in the Yakima River using Acoustic Telemetry 19112 2019 2021
Mortensen, Josh Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces for Water Resource Structures – Continued Collaboration 21051 2021 2022
Mortensen, Josh Utilizing the Winter-Kennedy method for Hydropower Flow Measurement 20048 2020 2021
Mower, Clifton Shane Ultrasonic Transducer Field Test for Quagga Mussel Settlement Control 20061 2020 2022
Murphy, Aaron Invasive Quagga Mussel Impacts on the Lake Havasu Ecosystem 21058 2021 2021
Murphy, Aaron Threat Assessment and Evaluation of Burrowing Crayfish in Reclamation Canals 20042 2020 2021
Nelson, Kirk Dynamic Representations of Hydrologic-Irrigator Interactions in Planning Models 20093 2020 2022
Nowak, Kenneth Subseasonal Heatwave Prediction 19003 2019 2021
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
Passamaneck, Yale Evaluation of preservation methods for veliger detection field samples 19008 2019 2021
Passamaneck, Yale Integration of invasive mussel detection data in RISE 20055 2020 2021
Passamaneck, Yale Invasive Mussel Literature Resource 19138 2019 2021
Passamaneck, Yale Refining Quagga Habitat Suitability Models 19134 2019 2021
Paul, Jenna A Methodology for Rockwad Velocity and Predator Habitat 20045 2020 2022
Posner, Ari J Software Tool Development to Generate Stochastic Hydraulic Simulations using HEC-RAS 19180 2019 2021
Poulos, Michael Assessing the impact of land use and land cover changes on river diversions in semi-arid river basins 21048 2021 2023
Prisciandaro, Anthony Risk mapping for mussel infestation in the Pacific Northwest 19007 2019 2021
Pucherelli, Sherri Development of field sampling protocol standards for environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring of dreissenid mussels 19009 2019 2021
Pucherelli, Sherri Eradication of invasive quagga and zebra mussels using engineered disseminated neoplasia 19006 2019 2021
Pucherelli, Sherri Evaluation of veliger survival on boats 19011 2019 2021
Pucherelli, Sherri Factors Limiting Invasive Mussel Establishment at Salt River Project Reservoirs 21086 2021 2023
Pucherelli, Sherri Innovative Methods for Invasive Mussel Detection 21094 2021 2021
Pucherelli, Sherri Use of Copper Ion Generators for Mussel Control at USACE and Reclamation Hydropower Plants 21101 2021 2023
Quattlebaum, Rheannan Assessment of Laboratory Methods to Investigate Dreissenid Mussel Veliger Settling in Imhoff Cones Through Dense Organic Material 21083 2021 2021
Rinehart, Robert Comparison of traditional and new testing methods for riprap material quality 19119 2019 2021
Rinehart, Robert Electronic Geologic Logging 19117 2019 2021
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
Salazar, Claudia Leon Web-Based Decision Support System for the Upper Colorado River Basins 20047 2020 2021
Schultz, Andrew Quantifying Fish Biomass X Distance from Environmental DNA Samples in a Hydrodynamically Complex Environment 19225 2019 2021
Shinebein, Melissa Physical Modeling of Rivers in the Hydraulics Laboratory 21200 2021 2021
Shinebein, Melissa River restoration interactive geospatial database to inform future river rehabilitation design 20060 2020 2022
Skaja, Allen Feasibility of Autonomous Robotics for Relining Penstocks and Similar Structures 19188 2019 2021
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
Smith, Alexander Hoover Dam Cylinder Gate: Stoplog Sealant Alternatives 21105 2021 2021
Sorel, Marcel Evaluation and Validation of Fatigue on Aging Hydro Mechanical Components using Finite Element Analysis 21091 2021 2023
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
Svoboda, Connie Methodology to Determine the Presence of Submerged Hydraulic Jumps at Low-Head Hydraulic Structures 21020 2021 2021
Tansey, Michael Bio-physical Integrated Land Atmosphere Water Simulator (BI-LAWS) 19246 2019 2021
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
Thiemann, Meghan Stakeholder Outreach and Exploration of Dust Mitigation and Suppression Strategies for Exposed Playa at the Salton Sea 21013 2021 2021
Tordonato, David Additive Manufacturing Investigation and Demonstration for Hydropower Applications 19085 2019 2021
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
Ubing, Caroline Reservoir Delta Morphology and Effects on Tributary Fish Passage and Habitat – A Scoping Study 21046 2021 2021
Ubing, Caroline The potential for restoring thermal refuges in rivers for cold-water salmonids 20031 2020 2022
Ubing, Caroline Yakima River Scoping Study to Assess Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Levels to Inform Water Management Options 21040 2021 2021
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
Wahl, Tony Uplift Pressure and Flow through Open Offset Joints in Spillway Chutes 19170 2019 2021
Wang, Jun Modeling effects of wildfire and fire retardant on nutrients downstream in a watershed scale 20057 2020 2021
Weber, Grace Leak Repair Demonstrations for Pressurized Mechanical Systems 20074 2020 2022
Winslow, David Facility Management of Reclamation's Dams - O&M Integration of the Unified Intelligent Model 19182 2019 2021
Wright, Michael Simulating California's water supply system under future climate stresses 20075 2020 2022
Wright, Michael Using "waste cold" from Liquid Air Energy Storage to achieve temperature objectives 20071 2020 2021
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