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 2022

The following 116 research projects were fully or partially funded by the Science and Technology Program in 2022. 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
Abban, Benjamin Enhancing Reclamation’s Watershed Model to Predict Post-Fire Sediment Delivery to Reservoirs and Assess Management Actions. 22077 2022 2024
Agee, Stephen Improved Processing and Analysis of Test and Operating Data from Rotating Machines 22044 2022 2024
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
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 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
Bearup, Lindsay Investigating the potential of cloud seeding to enhance precipitation in the East River Basin of Colorado 22068 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
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
Byrne, Colin Investigating the physical processes that impact reservoir delta fish passage and evaluating potential solutions 22065 2022 2024
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
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
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 Integration of Renewable Energy Sources - Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs 22026 2022 2024
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 Evaluation of Mercury Release from Sediment and Dredging to Lahontan Reservoir Waters 22088 2022 2023
Deeds, Daniel Favorably Stabilizing the Flow, Supply and Quality of Water from Public Lands During Forest Management 22090 2022 2024
Delagah, Saied Concentrate Minimization through Development of an innovative In-line Static Mixer 20058 2020 2022
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
Dombroski, Daniel Evaluation of Shallow Acoustic Sub-Bottom Profiling Technologies for Measuring Reservoir Sedimentation Thickness and Stratigraphy – Englebright Lake, California 22067 2022 2023
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
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 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
Field, Randi Evaluating Water Temperature Modeling and Prediction in the Sacramento River Basin 22050 2022 2024
Gallagher, Neal Long-Term Arid Region Reservoir Usability Evaluation due to Salinity Induced Degradation of Water Quality 22102 2022 2024
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu Exploring the possibilities of improving flood frequency analysis in the West by incorporating paleohydrologic reconstructions 20056 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
Gutierrez, Angel Recent Advances in Selenium Treatment Technologies, Application to Emerging Wetlands, and Pilot Project Implementation Plan in the Salton Sea, California 22066 2022 2023
Gutierrez, Angel Scoping Project for Salton Sea Windblown Playa Dust Modeling 22070 2022 2022
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 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
Henderson, Christine Laboratory Evaluation of Field Repairable Materials and Techniques for Cavitation Damage: Phase II 20024 2020 2022
Hoffman, Catherine Increasing the effectiveness and simplicity of potable water reuse with a multi-benefit ferrate treatment process 22078 2022 2024
Holman, Kathleen Characterizing Historical and Future Snowfall Events across the Western US to Inform Water Resources Management 22071 2022 2024
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
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 Modular Anode Sled Development and Testing for Cathodic Protection of Immersed Steel Structures 22060 2022 2024
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
Keele, Jacque Investigation of environmental RNA (eRNA) as a detection method for dreissenid mussels and other invasive species 20026 2020 2022
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. Alternate Control Strategy for Dreissinids Using Carbon Dioxide 21066 2021 2023
Kelly, Kevin L. Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal 21062 2021 2023
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
Kennedy, Anthony Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project - San Juan Lateral Source Water Blending and Corrosion Studies 20008 2020 2022
Klein, Matthew Alternative methods for collecting data for photogrammetric crack mapping of interior cavities of buttress dams: Development of methodology and demonstration at Stony Gorge Dam 22096 2022 2023
Klein, Matthew Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites 21060 2021 2022
Kuhnert, Nathan Integrating water reuse and stormwater management into constructed wetland designs to enhance water supply and multi-purpose project benefits 22006 2022 2024
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 Probe with Near Field Communication Antennas: Further Refinement Toward a Final Product 22012 2022 2024
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 Voids Behind Spillways, Conduits, Canals, Tunnels, and Siphons: Causes, Detection Techniques, and Repair Options 21045 2021 2023
Little, Daryl Utilization of Trained Canines to Detect Leaks in Water Pipelines 22081 2022 2024
Llewellyn, Dagmar Characterizing the Predictability and Sensitivity of Streamflow to Monsoon Season Precipitation 20032 2020 2022
Loney, Drew Development of an integrated hydrologic model with high-resolution snow processes for water supply forecasting and forecast-based operations 22055 2022 2024
Loney, Drew Evaluation of file formats for storage and transfer of large datasets in the RISE platform 22041 2022 2022
Loney, Drew Post-wildfire forecasting improvements using non-Newtonian flow processes with a high-resolution, integrated hydrologic model 22056 2022 2023
Lucero, Catherine Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System for Reclamation Infrastructure 21079 2021 2022
Luna, Juan Evaluate and model economical, safe and effective methods to mitigate and remove debris from dam intake structures 22017 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
Merten, Bobbi Jo Development of Facility Corrosion Inspection Templates & Planning for a Central Database 22048 2022 2023
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
Mortensen, Josh Evaluation of Plunger Valves as a New Technology for Improved Water Delivery at Reclamation Dams and Hydropower Facilities 22004 2022 2024
Mortensen, Josh Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces for Water Resource Structures – Continued Collaboration 21051 2021 2022
Mower, Clifton Shane Ultrasonic Transducer Field Test for Quagga Mussel Settlement Control 20061 2020 2022
Nelson, Kirk Dynamic Representations of Hydrologic-Irrigator Interactions in Planning Models 20093 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
Passamaneck, Yale Inferring the provenance of invasive dreissenid mussel veliger shells through trace element analysis 22038 2022 2024
Paul, Jenna A Methodology for Rockwad Velocity and Predator Habitat 20045 2020 2022
Plaseied, Atousa Evaluation of Acoustic Emission Sensing Technologies for Pressurized Buried Water Pipeline Leak Detection 22086 2022 2024
Poulos, Michael Assessing the impact of land use and land cover changes on river diversions in semi-arid river basins 21048 2021 2023
Prochaska, Stephanie Improved Adhesion of Polyurethane Coatings with Phosphating 22014 2022 2024
Pucherelli, Sherri Development of an Engineered Disseminated Neoplasia to Control Invasive Mussels in Reservoirs 22057 2022 2024
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
Quattlebaum, Rheannan Optimization of Sample Analysis Methods for the Early Detection of Invasive Dreissenid Mussels in Reclamation Reservoirs 22058 2022 2024
Rocha, Jonathan PyForecast continued development – expanding PyForecast’s reach and capabilities 22072 2022 2024
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
Shinebein, Melissa River restoration interactive geospatial database to inform future river rehabilitation design 20060 2020 2022
Skaja, Allen Learning from the Past, Inspection of Historic Penstock Lining Field Trials; Shasta Penstocks and Collbran Siphon 22024 2022 2023
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
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
Teig, Lauri The use of a multi-sensory behavioral barrier as a fish deterrent to reduce entrainment at the St. Mary Diversion Dam, Milk River Project, Montana 22008 2022 2023
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 Optimization of Water Management within the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Arizona 22108 2022 2024
Tordonato, David Robotic Non-Destructive Inspection of Hydraulic Streel Structures 22064 2022 2023
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
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
Weber, Grace Leak Repair Demonstrations for Pressurized Mechanical Systems 20074 2020 2022
Wright, Michael Simulating California's water supply system under future climate stresses 20075 2020 2022
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