Archived Bulletins

The following are snapshots of Science and Technology (S&T) Program research since Fiscal Year 2014.

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2020 Bulletins
Hydrokinetic Impacts to Canal Systems
Stochastic Storm Transposition: Applications to Precipitation and Flood Frequency Analyses
Impacts of Grade Control Structure Installations on Hydrology and Sediment Transport as an Adaptive Management Strategy
Water Quality Impacts in the Animas and San Juan River Basins
Assessment of Potential Future Changes in Atmospheric Rivers Over the Western Coast of the United States
Sequencing of the Quagga Mussel Genome: A Resource for Development of Genetic Biocontrols
Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream
Determining Hydro Generation Start/Stop and Cycling Costs
Field Validation of Impedance Spectroscopy Coating Assessments
Measuring Sparingly-Soluble, Aqueous Salt Crystallization Kinetics
Select Techniques for Detecting and Quantifying Seepage from Unlined Canals
Automatic Concrete Crack Detection: Using Previously Collected UAS Data
2019 Bulletins
Alternative Insulating Fluids for Power Transformers
Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River System
Canal Lining Demonstration Project – Year 25 Durability Report
Molecular Methods for the Ecological Research Laboratory
Detecting, Interpreting, and Modeling Hydrologic Extremes to Support Flexible Water Management and Planning
Hydrodynamic Forces on High-Head Gates
Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Ecological Monitoring at Reclamation
Viral Treatment of Harmful Algal Blooms
Concrete Fabric for Concrete Canal Lining Repairs
Contaminant of Emerging Concern (CEC) in Potable Reuse
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites
PCCP: Condition Assessment, Repair, and Replacement Strategies
Inaccessible Penstock Features
Reservoir Sustainability – Sediment Flushing
Evaluation of Field Repairable Materials and Techniques for Cavitation Damage
The Implementation of Flow-Temperature Artificial Neural Network Regression into Operations Planning Models
2019 Science and Technology Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research Training Workshop: Executive Summary and Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations
Ranking and Categorizing Invasive Species of Concern
Research and Development of Watershed-Scale Model/Tool
Concentrate Management Toolbox
2018 Bulletins
Facility Management of Reclamation’s Dams – The Unified Intelligent Model
Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Technologies
Importance of Temporal and Spatial Scale on Basin-Scale Groundwater Recharge Estimates in Historical and Projected Climate Change Conditions
Finding a Green Alternative to Vinyl Resin Coatings
Using Robotics Technology to Reline Large Diameter Piping on Steep Slope
Comparative Analysis on Reducing Concrete Shrinkage and Cracking
Refining Interpretation Techniques for Determining Brackish Aquifer Water Quality
Advances in Protecting Submerged Infrastructure from Invasive Mussels
Tools and Techniques for Evaluating the Cost of Corrosion Control on Penstocks and Gates
Demonstration Project to Implement Electro-Osmotic Pulse Technology to Stop Water Leaks Through Concrete
Underwater Corrosion Condition Assessment of Hydraulic Steel Structures
Goodyear Pilot Wetlands
Reclamation Detection Laboratory for Exotic Species (RDLES)
Non-dispatchable Renewable Integration
Plant Responses to Atmospheric Forcings
UV Control of Biofouling in Generator Cooling Systems
Synthetic Sheet Piles to Improve Canal Safety
Evaluation of Sockeye Salmon after Passage through an Innovative Upstream Fish-Passage System at Cle Elum Dam
Looking for Novel Parasites to Control Invasive Mussels
2017 Bulletins
Public Safety of Low-Head Hydraulic Structures
Addressing Hydropower Modeling Changes in Power System Models
Localized Saturation on Generator Neutral Current Transformers
Eradicating Mussels at San Justo Reservoir
Eradicating Mussels at San Justo Reservoir
Evaluating Methods to Seal Leaking Contraction Joints in Dams
Injecting Chemical Grout Underwater
Using Tablet Computers for Field and Laboratory Work
Making Sense of Global Climate Projection Data
UAS Data Collection and Photogrammetry From Elephant Butte Dam
ROV Data Collection and Photogrammetry From Trinity Dam Intake Structure
Quantifying Projected Changes in Groundwater Recharge in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Complex Flows Through Large Woody Structures
Riparian Vegetation: Reclamation’s Ally in River Restoration
Detecting Environmental Impacts of Invasive Mussel Infestations
2016 Bulletins
Can Reclamation Benefit From Forward Osmosis?
Understanding the Dynamics Behind Dam Removals
Using Airborne Red, Near-IR, and Thermal-IR Imagery to Detect Leaks
Attributing Values to Pump-Generation Hydropower Plant Production Factors
Keeping Track of Data
Improving Snowmelt Models to Improve Operations in a Shifting Climate
Going Where No Human Can: Inspecting Inaccessible Features at Reclamation’s Glen Canyon Dam
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Coating Evaluation
Analyzing Synchronous Machines With Bypassed Coils
Service Life Determination of Wire Hoist Ropes Using Nondestructive Testing
Is Type V Cement Needed for Controlled Low Strength Material in High Sulfate Soils?
Foul-Release Scaleup: A Real World Trial of Mussel Resistant Coatings
Using Photogrammetry to Assess Reclamation’s Structures
Using Polyurethane Grouts to Seal Seepage Cracks Underwater
Easing Public Access to Reclamation’s Reservoir Water Budget Data
Two-Way Communications With Stakeholders
Making It Easier to Talk About Climate Change
Listening to Bed Load
Registering Bed Load Impacts on the Riverbed for Surrogate Bed Load Measurement
Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project
Tracking Sediment Inflow Into Reclamation’s Reservoirs
Solar Photovoltaic Desalination Using Distillation
Treat Impaired Water or Import Fresh Water?
Forecasting Extreme Flooding Events
Visualizing Salinity in the San Joaquin River Decision
2015 Bulletins
Monoclonal Antibodies for Improved Detection of Dreissenid Mussel Larvae
Do Redear Sunfish Eat Quagga Mussels?
Detecting Free-Floating Quagga Mussel DNA
Impact of Sample Preservation on Detection of Invasive Mussels
Impact of Ultraviolet Light Treatment on Quagga Mussel Larvae
Managing Disputes Over Science: Contested Factors
Taking Cues From the Ancient Romans
Eco-Friendly Cement for Green Construction
Polyurea Holds a Canal Together
Inspecting Reclamation Canals in New Ways
Listening for Internal Erosion
Dealing With the Inevitable: Sediment in Reservoirs
Predicting Total Dissolved Gas (TDG) for the Mid-Columbia River System
HydroSense: Publically Available Model for Evaluating Water Management Decisions
2014 Bulletins
Using Electric Barriers for Returning Adult Salmonids
Designing Fish Ladders to Automatically Adjust to Varying Water Surface Levels
Testing Nitrogen Fertilizer to Help Restore Mature Cottonwood Trees
Placing Half Log Structures in Reservoir Drawdown Zones to Help Endangered Fish
Improving Public Safety of Large Wood Installations
Modeling How Large Woody Debris Structures Affect Rivers
Large Wood National Manual
Quickly Determining Pools and Riffles Stability in Gravel-Bed Rivers
Predicting Erosion in Rivers and Reservoir Settings
Predicting Erosion in Rivers and Reservoir Settings
Looking at Bed Load 24 Hours a Day
Managing Datasets for Monitoring, Evaluating, and Decisionmaking
Understanding How Recharge Cycles and Dissolved Nitrate Affect Selenium
Improving Water Management With a State-of-the-Art Snow Model
Choosing the Right Meteorological Dataset for Hydrologic Simulations
Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Monitor Sediment Flow
Measuring Biological Effects of Altered Flows
Assessing the Ecological Health of Reclamation's Reservoirs
Hydrokinetic Demonstration Results to Date and Path Forward
How Much Does it Cost to Start/Stop a Hydrogenerator?
Detecting Cavitation to Protect and Maintain Hydraulic Turbines
Catching Problems Early: Predicting Shear Pin Failures With Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis
Keeping Track of the Generator's Condition
Signal to Noise: Analyzing Generator Performance and Reliability
Validating and Improving Models for Power Systems
Testing and Verifying Rope Access Anchors
Making Reclamation Powerplants a Quieter Place
Safe and Grounded
Using Intelligent Compaction for Better Earthwork Construction Control
Affordable Self-Cleaning Trashrack
Understanding How Mussels Attach to Surfaces
Determining How Runoff and Temperature Changes Are Linked to Fish Habitat
Adaption Rates of Bed Load Gravel With Riverflows
Developing Automated Methods to Improve Modeling for River Channels and Features

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Last Updated: 9/22/22