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 2023

The following 92 research projects were fully or partially funded by the Science and Technology Program in 2023. 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
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
Baumgarten, Brian Investigation of Innovative Exposed Lining Systems 23012 2023 2024
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
Bocovich, Carolyne The effect of large earthquake loading on fine-grained foundation materials: determining residual undrained strengths at large strains and corresponding embankment deformations 23024 2023 2025
Byrne, Colin Investigating the physical processes that impact reservoir delta fish passage and evaluating potential solutions 22065 2022 2024
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
DeHaan, Jim Integration of Renewable Energy Sources - Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs 22026 2022 2024
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
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
Field, Randi Evaluating Water Temperature Modeling and Prediction in the Sacramento River Basin 22050 2022 2024
Gallagher, Neal Evaluating the feasibility of sequential tank aeration and re-chlorination for removal of disinfection byproducts under extreme water age in support of the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project Design 23031 2023 2025
Gallagher, Neal Long-Term Arid Region Reservoir Usability Evaluation due to Salinity Induced Degradation of Water Quality 22102 2022 2024
Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu Stochastic Streamflow Generation: A Complementary Approach for Hydroclimate Projections in Hydrologically Complex Basins 23035 2023 2025
Germann, John Automated In Situ Repairs of Damaged and Aging Infrastructure 23030 2023 2025
Germann, John Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance Through Reducing Cavitation 21104 2021 2023
Gutierrez, Angel Ground Modification using Microbially Induced Desaturation (MID) for Liquefaction Interim Risk Reduction 23020 2023 2025
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
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 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
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
Horn, Mike Reintroduction of Anadromous Fish to the Blocked Areas of the Upper Columbia River. Downstream Movement and Survival of Juvenile Salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin 23015 2023 2025
Huang, Jianchun Victor Predicting Reservoir Drawdown Flushing to Improve Reservoir Sustainability 21077 2021 2023
Jermyn, Matthew Modular Anode Sled Development and Testing for Cathodic Protection of Immersed Steel Structures 22060 2022 2024
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
Keim, Jeffery System Commissioning for Topical Concrete Coatings used for Algae Resistant Linings for Canals 23036 2023 2025
Kelly, Emma Assessing Satellite Remote Sensing Products to Improve Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Snow Water Equivalence (SWE) Measurements in the San Juan - Chama Project’s Source Watersheds 23061 2023 2025
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
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
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
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 Post-wildfire forecasting improvements using non-Newtonian flow processes with a high-resolution, integrated hydrologic model 22056 2022 2023
Lucero, Catherine Reducing Reclamation’s Carbon Footprint Through Modernizing Concrete Materials, Specifications and Construction Practices 23050 2023 2025
Luna, Juan Evaluate and model economical, safe and effective methods to mitigate and remove debris from dam intake structures 22017 2022 2024
Mcguire, Marketa Exploring frameworks for simulating historical and future hydrology in the Upper Deschutes River basin 23037 2023 2023
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
Merten, Bobbi Jo Long-Term Coatings Lab Testing Data Analysis for Service Life Correlations and Evaluation of New Testing Methods 23014 2023 2025
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
Nelson, Kirk Climate Change Impact Analysis on Groundwater Availability and Managed Aquifer Recharge in California 23041 2023 2025
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 Food for Fish: A 2-Dimensional Fate and Transport Model for Zooplankton with Implications for Juvenile Salmon Growth and Water Management Efficiency 23022 2023 2025
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
Shinebein, Melissa Boulder Cluster Design Guidance for River Restoration 23039 2023 2024
Skaja, Allen Investigating Rubberized Polysiloxane Coating Formulations to Improve Durability and Long-Term Performance. 23009 2023 2025
Skaja, Allen Learning from the Past, Inspection of Historic Penstock Lining Field Trials; Shasta Penstocks and Collbran Siphon 22024 2022 2023
Skaja, Allen Refurbishment of Small Diameter Embedded Pipes in Powerplants and Dams 23008 2023 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
Struck, Teigan Developing and Testing an Engineered Biological Control for Iron Oxidizing Bacteria in Water Wells 23032 2023 2025
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
Thielen, Kevin Developing a Robust Planning Framework for Climate Change in California. 23027 2023 2025
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
Varyu, David Physical and Surrogate Data Collection of Sediment Transport in Ephemeral Systems 21015 2021 2023
Varyu, David Quantification of accuracy improvements related to multibeam data processing. 23025 2023 2024
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
Windler, Grace Tracing salinity through the southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California using continuous salinity monitoring, high-speed salinity transects, and ion fingerprinting 23026 2023 2025
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