Journal of Nevada Water Resources Association


Winter 2016

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Iubelt, Mirte NWRA Journal Winter 2016
Saito, Laurel NWRA Journal Winter 2016

Winter 2015

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Andrews et al Appendices - Journal of the NWRA Winter 2015
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Gustin et al Supplementary data - Journal of the NWRA_Winter 2015
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Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 2011

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Western Surface and Ground Water

Bunk article: "Impacts of changing water demands in the Lower Colorado River Basin under different climate scenarios"
Carlson article: "What to drill: red or blue? Using CSAMT and NSAMT in siting groundwater production wells in southeastern Nevada"
Jensen article: "New Lake Mead intake for Las Vegas – and new challenges"
Leising article: "Fate and transport of EDCs and PPCPs through soils on a reuse golf course"
Miller article: "Assessment of risk and uncertainty under changing climate scenarios over the San Juan River Basin"
Philips article: "A review of methods for characterization of site infiltration with design recommendations"
Rajadbeen article: "Application of piezoceramic elements for the study of seismic body wave propagation in saturated granular media"
Sengebush article: "Characterization and recovery of San Diego’s Mission Valley Aquifer for future reuse"
Shrestha article: "The carbon footprint associated with water management policy options in the Las Vegas Valley"
Strobel article: "Climate trends in snowpack in the Western US"
Xiaoping article: "Sediment quality assessment in the Las Vegas Wash and its tributaries"

Foundation and Construction Elements

Esmaeili article: "Factors affecting jet grouting applicability in stabilizing loose railway subgrades"
Jones article: "Design considerations for porous concrete applications above collapsible soils"
Keaton article: "Scour at bridge foundations on rock: NCHRP Project 24–29 overview"
Lynn article: "The dynamics of the economy on the built environment in Clark County"
Peterson article: "Hoover Dam Bypass - Colorado River Bridge geotechnical characterization"
Vanderpool article: "Drilled foundation and earth retention systems for settlement control in the Las Vegas Valley"

Landslide Hazards

Barrett article: "Case studies in shallow landslide repair and severe erosion mitigation in sensitive coastal and riparian areas"
Chinchiolo article: "Over 40 years of geotechnical research leads to lower cost landslide repair methods"
Daggett article: "A numerical study of displacements in pile-reinforced slopes"
Joslin article: "Expedited landslide remediation"

Earthquake Hazards

Lamichhane article: "A probabilistic analysis of earthquake ground-shaking hazard in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada using updated source data"
Louie articel: "Next-Level ShakeZoning for earthquake hazard definition in the Intermountain West"
Murvosh article: "Comparison of three, three-dimensional, shear-wave velocity models of Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, sediments"
Jackson article: "Seismic hazards to fuel tank farms and groundwater contamination"
Price article: "The present and future roles of state geological surveys in earthquake science and related public policy"
Savran article: "Comparing physics-based Next-Level ShakeZoning computations with USGS ShakeMap statistics for S NV earthquake     scenarios"

Paleoseismic Studies

Bell article: "InSAR reveals new insights into the behavior of seismically active faults in the western Basin and Range"
Carter article: "Investigating the seismic hazards of the Pahrump segment of the Stateline fault system" dePolo article: "Quaternary faults in Nevada"
Hylland article: "The West Valley fault zone, Salt Lake Valley, Utah — Paleoseismic summary and preliminary results from recent trenching"
Kent article: "Advances in marine paleoseismology: Application to the southern San Andreas Fault"
Lund article: "Preliminary results: Paleoseismic study of the northern section of the Washington fault zone, SW Utah and NW Arizona"
McCalpin article: "Changing direction in paleoseismology: Where are faults in their current seismic cycle?"
Ridley article: "Geotechnical and geological site evaluation, Corn Creek Visitors Center, Corn Creek Field Station, Clark County, Nevada"
Taylor article: "The southern edge of the active fault system, southern Nevada, central Basin and Range" 

In situ Characterization and Field Observations

Hammam article: "Collapse behavior of hard indurated gravelly sand soils"
Hudyma article: "Ground characterization using cross-hole radar: ZOP configuration in weathered limestone"
Kittipongdaja article: "Comparing Rayleigh-wave dispersion curves from passive and active sources at three sites in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada"
Liu article: "Experience of a large scale unintentionally long surcharge on organic soils"
Roos article: "The effects of thermal strain, permanent strain and mechanical fatigue on strain-sensing fiber optic cable"
Tamrakar article: "Practical considerations for characterizing shallowly buried bedrock using Rayleigh wave data"
Yang article: "Dynamic cone penetrometer for high alkaline sulfate subsurface soil characterization"

Soil and Rock Properties and Modeling

Attom article: "Specimen size effect on shear strength parameters of tested clay"
Edgar article: "Interfacing a rotary stage and DSLR camera for an automated core photography system"
El-Emam article: "Experimental study of at-rest static lateral earth pressure for overconsolidated sand"
He article: "Experimental study on the engineering and geological behaviors of Sanya Holocene marine clay in China"
Jayakody article: "Spatial and temporal structure of unsaturated flow in porous crushed stone"
MacLaughlin article: "Unconfined compressive strength of 4-inch plaster cubes containing large voids"
Mokwa article: "Nondestructive measurements of geomaterials using X-ray computed tomography, some practical applications"
Nguyen article: "Recovery of liquefied sand with increasing undrained shear strain"
Norris article: "Internal friction as a function of surface roughness"
Petteys article: "Influence of spherical voids on the unconfined compressive strength of plaster cylinders: preliminary results"
Siddharthan article: "Characteristics of laboratory-measured saturated soil behavior under multidirectional shaking"
Ulamis article: "Soil permeability related to liquefaction potential under anisotropic cyclic triaxial test"

Volume 5, Number 1, Summer 2010

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Anpalaki article: "Water Quality Data Modeling to Minimize Eutrophication in the Truckee River, Nevada"
Epstein article: "Development and Uncertainty Analysis of an Empirical Recharge Prediction Model for Nevada's Desert Basins"
Widmer article: "Recent Judicial Court Decisions Affecting Nevada Water Law"

Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 2007

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Lopes article: "Precipitation Zones of West-Central Nevada"
Sims article: "Environmental Hazards Associated With Historic Mining on Water Quality in Nelson, Nevada"
Watermolen article: "California and Nevada Geographic Response Maps for Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Carson and Walker River Basins"

Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2007

JNWRA 2006 Lake Tahoe Special Edition

Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2006

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Editor's Notes
Bache article: "Developing a Synthetic, Long-Term Flow Record for the Lower Virgin River Using Flow-Duration Curves"
Baggs article: "Where does the water go? Agreement Investigation"
Ragavan article: "Technical Note: New method for calculating activity coefficients of surface bions in concentrated electrolytes"
Thodal article: "Trace Element and Radionuclide Concentrations in Walker River Bottom Sediment and Weber Reservoir Sediment Core, West-Central Nevada, 2005"

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2006

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Letters to NWRA
Boyer article: "Water Supply Accounting and Categorization in the Truckee Basin Using the RiverWare Model"
Brown article: "Characterization of Mercury Behavior in Steamboat Creek and Wetland Mesocosm"
Coors article: "Stimulating Operations in the Truckee-Carson RiverWare Modeling System"
Dana article: "Suspended Sediment Loading in the Middle Reach of the Truckee River, California, 2002-03"
Mann article: "Hydrologic Forecasting in the Truckee-Carson RiverWare System"
Penrose article: "Public Process and the Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project"

Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 2005

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Maholland article: "Sediment-Related Road Effects on Stream Channel Networks in an Eastern Sierra Nevada Watershed"
Ragavan article: "Spring-Water Quality of Owens Valley California through Biological Procedures"
Shanafield article: "Analysis of Hungry Valley Groundwater Pumping and Management, Washoe County, Nevada"
Tumbusch article: "Comparison of Bowen-Ratio and Eddy-Correlation Data from an Irrigated Pasture in Carson Valley, Nevada, April-June 2004"

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2005

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Tahoe editorial
Halsing article: "The no-project alternative analysis: An early product of The Tahoe Decision Support System"
 Kleppe article: "A study of ancient trees rooted 36.5 m (120') below the surface level of Fallen Leaf Lake, California"
Patel article: "Pilot filtration studies for turbidity and nutrient removal at Lake Tahoe"
Rowe article: "Relation between urbanization and relative toxicity of semipermeable membrane device extracts in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee River watershed, Nevada and California"
Tarnay article: "Modeled inputs of atmospheric nitrogen to the Lake Tahoe Basin due to gaseous pollutant deposition"

Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 2004

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Buqo article: "Allometric Responses in Coupled Groundwater - Surface Water - Reservoir Systems"
Maurer article: "Updated Estimates of the Distribution of Average Annual Precipitation in Carson Valley, 1971-2000, Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California"
Minor article: "Estimation of Impervious Cover in the Lake Tahoe Basin Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Data Integration"
Smith article: "Climate and Barometric Pressure Influences on Pederson Spring Discharge and the Carbonate Aquifer near the Muddy Springs, Southern Nevada"
Tootle article: "Evaluation of Climate Factors to Forecast Streamflow of the Upper Truckee River"


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Technical Journal of NWRA

Are you working on important issues in Nevada Hydrology and want to share your results with fellow hydrologists in Nevada and world? Consider submitting a manuscript to the Journal of the Nevada Water Resources Association (JNWRA).  We are seeking manuscripts that focus on scientific, technical, economic, and innovative managerial hydrological aspects of Nevada and Great Basin hydrology.  The Summer 2017 edition will be posted online by August 2017 and will have an associated ISSN number and a digital object identifier so that they can be searched and cataloged by libraries.  
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