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Taming runaway waters

Description: Describes the damage caused and the economic impact of floods and fast-moving water. Discusses the role of soil and water management programs in flood control.
Date: November 1949
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
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Development of a watershed prioritization strategy using remote sensing and the geographic resource analysis support system. Case study: city of Carrollton, Texas

Description: This study used a geographic information system (GIS) and an empirical pollutant load model to estimate average annual pollutant loads contained in storm water charges from the City of Carrollton, Texas.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Coffey, Jeffery M. (Jeffery Morgan)
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Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
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Report of Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation

Description: Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) is an IRS research program over monsoon Asia under START and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). It was established to address questions about the coupled human and environment system in the monsoon Asia region. The vision of MAIRS is to significantly advance understanding of the interactions between the human and natural components of the overall environment in the monsoon Asian region and implications for the global earth system, in order to support strategies for sustainable development. Regional-scale studies of global change provide the knowledge base for undertaking vulnerability analyses, identification of hotspots of risk and studies of environmental degradation which are crucial for the sustainable development. Regions may manifest significantly different environmental dynamics, and changes in regional biophysical, biogeochemical and anthropogenic components may produce considerably different consequences for the earth system at the global scale. Regions are not closed systems and thus the linkages between regional changes and the global earth system are crucial. This specific report focuses on Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation that held in China. Integrated Regional Studies (IRSs) should have relevance for people living in the regions and should provide a sound scientific basis for the sustainable development of the countries in the regions, and IRSs are also important from an earth system science perspective.
Date: June 2007
Creator: Manton, Michael & Ailikun
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Global Change and Mountain Regions: The Mountain Research Initiative

Description: The strong altitudinal gradients in mountain regions provide unique and sometimes the best opportunities to detect and analyse global change processes and phenomena. Meteorological, hydrological, cryospheric and ecological conditions change strongly over relatively short distances; thus biodiversity tends to be high, and characteristic sequences of ecosystems and cryospheric systems are found along mountain slopes. The boundaries between these systems experience shifts due to environmental change and thus may be used as indicators of such changes. The higher parts of many mountain ranges are not affected by direct human activities. These areas include many national parks and other protected environments. They may serve as locations where the environmental impacts of climate change alone, including changes in atmospheric chemistry, can be studied directly. Mountain regions are distributed all over the globe, from the Equator almost to the poles and from oceanic to highly continental climates. This global distribution allows us to perform comparative regional studies and to analyse the regional differentiation of environmental change processes as characterised above. Therefore, within the IGBP an Initiative for Collaborative Research on Global Change and Mountain Regions was developed, which strives to achieve an integrated approach for observing, modelling and investigating global change phenomena and processes in mountain regions, including their impacts on ecosystems and socio-economic systems.
Date: 2001
Creator: Bekcer, Alfred & Bugmann, Harald
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Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Description: This report discusses global water issues and offers a variety of proposals for countering the degradation of freshwater ecosystems for the benefit of public health and the environment.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Palanaippan, Meena; Gleick, Peter H.; Allen, Lucy; Cohen, Michael J.; Christian-Smith, Juliet; Smith, Courtney et al.
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Regional Assessment of Water Quality: Trinity River Basin

Description: The purpose of this study is "to identify significant issues affecting water quality" within the Trinity River watershed, located in the eastern half of Texas, "and to provide sufficient information for the Commission, river authorities, and other local government bodies to take appropriate corrective action necessary to maintain and improve the quality of [the] state's water resources" (p. [1]).
Date: October 1992
Creator: Alan Plummer and Associates, Inc.
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Remote Sensing and GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analysis in the City of Dallas' Eastern Watersheds

Description: This report describes the findings of a study conducted on the Eastern Watersheds of Lake Lavon, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Palestine and Lake Fork, which are located within the Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah and Pineywoods provinces. These watersheds are among nine that provide drinking water to Dallas, Texas. The study examines the potential benefit of "remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for watershed management" in these five watersheds (p. iii).
Date: June 1989
Creator: University of North Texas. Department of Biological Sciences.
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Remote Sensing and GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analysis in the City of Dallas' Western Watersheds

Description: This report describes the findings of a study conducted on the watersheds of "Lake Lewisville, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Grapevine and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River between Lake Lewisville and Frazier Dam," which are all part of the upper Trinity drainage basin (p. 31). The study examines the potential benefit of "remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for watershed management" in and around Dallas, Texas (p. i).
Date: August 1988
Creator: University of North Texas. Department of Biological Sciences.
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A Socio-ecological Assessment of Watershed Ecosystem Services in Southern Patagonia

Description: This thesis utilizes a theoretical framework which links biophysical and social domains of ecosystems via ecosystem services (ES), in order to conduct a socio-ecological assessment of urban watersheds in three communities in Chilean and Argentine regions of southern Patagonia. Results from this study show that expanding urban areas may be undermining the ability of local watersheds to provide for high quality ES posing potential risks to community wellbeing. Secondly, researchers and decision makers influencing regional natural resource management share similar values to general community members but do not capture the diversity of values that exist within the broader community, and dialogue between these groups on management issues is poor. A community-based management structure is recommended for the creation of adaptive and locally relevant management strategies.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Zagarola, Jean-Paul Aguirre
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Hydrology of Coal-Resource Areas in the Southern Wasatch Plateau, Central Utah

Description: From purpose and scope: The hydrology of coal-resource areas in the southern Wasatch Plateau in central Utah (fig. 1) was studied by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The study area contains large coal reserves, and much of the area was unleased for mining in 1980. In general, study objectives were to define the surface- and ground-water hydrology and to predict, where possible, the effects of coal mining on the hydrologic system. Watersheds and aquifers that were the sole source of supply for public use were to be identified. The objectives were designed to provide the hydrologic information needed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to make sound decisions concerning the leasing of Federal lands for coal mining.
Date: 1983
Creator: Danielson, Terence W. & Sylla, Dean A.
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Hydrology of Salt Walls Creek--A Plains Stream in Southwestern Wyoming

Description: From purpose and scope: The study on which this report is based began during 1975 in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of their Energy Mineral Rehabilitation Inventory and Analysis program. The study was directed toward determining hydrologic processes and their relation to other aspects of the environment in the Salt Wells Creek basin, and how this knowledge might be used in planning for the strip mining of coal.
Date: April 1982
Creator: Lowham, H. W.; DeLong, Lewis L.; Collier, Kenneth R. & Zimmerman, E. A.
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Use of Rainfall-Simulator Data in Precipitation-Runoff Modeling Studies

Description: Purpose and scope: The primary purpose of the study is to determine if data on infiltration and runoff obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey rainfall simulator, are useful in defining parameters used in the PRMS, which is used to predict runoff from larger watersheds. Incidental to this purpose are determination of the spatial variability of the parameters measured over the simulation plots and over the watershed, and sensitivity of these parameters in predicting runoff.
Date: 1983
Creator: Lusby, Gregg C. & Lichty, Robert W.
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