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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENGINEERING TOOLS FOR SAFE, EFFICIENT HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES AND CHANNELS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Measuring soil erodibility using a laboratory "mini" JET - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Al-Madhhachi, A.T., Hanson, G.J., Fox, G.A., Tyagi, A.K., Bulut, R. 2013. Measuring soil erodibility using a laboratory "mini" JET. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(3):901-910.
Inception point for embankment dam stepped spillways     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2013. Inception point for embankment dam stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 139(1):60-64.
Converging stepped spillways: Simplified momentum analysis approach     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Temple, D.M., Abt, S.R., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2012. Converging stepped spillways: Simplified momentum analysis approach. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 138(9):796-802.
Earthen embankment breaching - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching. 2011. Earthen embankment breaching. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(12):1549-1564.
Laboratory measurements of acoustic, electrical resistivity, and erodibility of soils as a function of compaction - (Abstract Only)
Ehn, C.T., Hanson, G.J., Hickey, C.J. 2011. Laboratory measurements of acoustic, electrical resistivity, and erodibility of soils as a function of compaction. Proceedings of the 9th Meeting of the MidSouth Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, October 7-8, 2011, Conway, AR. p. 3-4.
The use of seismic tomograms for the identification of internal problems with earthen dams and levees - (Abstract Only)
Wodajol, L.T., Hickey, C.J., Hanson, G.J., Song, C.R. 2011. The use of seismic tomograms for the identification of internal problems with earthen dams and levees. Proceedings of the 9th Meeting of the MidSouth Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, October 7-8, 2011, Conway, AR. p. 4.
Lessons learned during 10 years of rehabilitating NRCS-assisted watershed - (Proceedings)
Cladwell, L.W., Hunt, S.L., Freeland, J.D., Locke, M.A., Moore, J., Burns, A. 2011. Lessons learned during 10 years of rehabilitating NRCS-assisted watershed. In: Dam Safety 2011. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 25-29, 2011, Washington, DC. CDROM.
One step at a time: Developing design criteria for stepped spillways - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. One step at a time: Developing design criteria for stepped spillways. In: Dam Safety 2011. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 25-29, 2011, Washington, DC. CDROM.
USDA-ARS Support of the USDA Small Watershed Program - (Other)
(10-Aug-11)
Physical modeling of stepped spillways - (Other)
(10-Aug-11)
Measuring the erodibility of cohesive soils influenced by seepage forces using a laboratory jet erosion test device - (Proceedings)
Al-Madhhachi, A.T., Fox, G.A., Tyagi, A.K., Hanson, G.J., Bulut, R. 2011. Measuring the erodibility of cohesive soils influenced by seepage forces using a laboratory jet erosion test device. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, KY. Paper No. 1111028. CDROM.
Retention of institutional knowledge and technical capacity for repair and rehabilitation of NRCS-assisted watershed dams - (Proceedings)
Freeland, J.D., Caldwell, L.W., Hunt, S.L., Locke, M.A., Moore, J. 2011. Retention of institutional knowledge and technical capacity for repair and rehabilitation of NRCS-assisted watershed dams. In: Proceedings of the 12th National Watershed Conference, National Watershed Coalition, May 15-18, 2011, Oklahoma City, OK. CDROM.
Lessons learned during 10 years of rehabilitating NRCS-assisted watershed dams - (Proceedings)
Caldwell, L.W., Hunt, S.L., Freeland, J.D., Locke, M.A., Moore, J., Burns, A. 2011. Lessons learned during 10 years of rehabilitating NRCS-assisted watershed dams. In: Proceedings of the 12th National Watershed Conference, National Watershed Coalition, May 15-18, 2011, Oklahoma City, OK. CDROM.
My life in the watershed: then, now, and beyond - (Other)
Hunt, S.L. 2011. My life in the watershed: then, now, and beyond. In: Proceedings of the 12th National Watershed Conference, National Watershed Coalition, May 15-18, 2011, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. CDROM.
Development and characterization of soil material parameters for embankment breach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M., Hunt, S.L., Tejral, R.D. 2011. Development and characterization of soil material parameters for embankment breach. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27(4):587-595.
Inception point - key parameter in stepped spillway design - (Abstract Only)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. Inception point - key parameter in stepped spillway design [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 22-26, 2011, Palm Springs, CA. CDROM.
Inception point relationship development for stepped spillways - (Abstract Only)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. Inception point relationship development for stepped spillways [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 22-26, 2011, Palm Springs, CA. CDROM.
The importance of the USDA Small Watershed Program to the rural United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M., Caldwell, L. 2011. The importance of the USDA Small Watershed Program to the rural United States. Water Resources Impact. 13(6):9-11.
Erodibility characteristics of embankment materials - (Proceedings)
Hanson, G.J., Wahl, T.L., Temple, D.M., Hunt, S., Tejral, R.D. 2010. Erodibility characteristics of embankment materials. In: Dam Safety 2010. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. (CDROM).
Large-scale stepped spillway testing - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Large-scale stepped spillway testing. In: Dam Safety 2010. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. (CDROM).
Hydraulic jump stilling basins - (Book / Chapter)
Benik, R., Cooper, C., Hunt, S.L. 2010. Hydraulic jump stilling basins. In: Benik, R., et al., editors. Outlet Works Energy Dissipators, Chapter 2, FEMA Technical Manual P-679. CDROM.
Outlet works energy dissipators - best practices for design, construction, problem identification and evaluation, inspection, maintenance, renovation, and repair - (Book / Chapter)
Benik, R.D., Cooper, C., Crowder, J., Harrington, B., Haynes, M., Hunt, S.L., Johnson, A., Kingery, R., McClenanthan, J., Pridal, D., Schaaf, D., Schlenker, S., Todaro, S., Vargas, J., Visser, K. 2010. Outlet works energy dissipators - best practices for design, construction, problem identification and evaluation, inspection, maintenance, renovation, and repair. FEMA Technical Manual P-679. CDROM
Plunge basins - (Book / Chapter)
Hunt, S.L., Crowder, J., Visser, K. 2010. Plunge basins. In: Benik, R., et al., editors. Outlet Works Energy Dissipators, Chapter 4, FEMA Technical Manual P-679. CDROM.
Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(2):262-266.
Observations on dam overtopping breach processes and prediction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temple, D.M., Hanson, G.J., Hunt, S.L. 2010. Observations on dam overtopping breach processes and prediction. The Journal of Dam Safety. 8(2):28-33.
Coherence of erodibility for erosion processes and different scales - (Proceedings)
Hanson, G.J., Hunt, S., Temple, D.M. 2010. Coherence of erodibility for erosion processes and different scales. Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling Conference, June 27 - July 1, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada. CD-ROM.
Overview of erosion processes within NWS-BREACH and WinDAM - (Abstract Only)
Tejral, R.D., Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M. 2010. Overview of erosion processes within NWS-BREACH and WinDAM [abstract]. Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling Conference, June 27 - July 1, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada. CD-ROM.
WinDAM B earthern embankment overtopping analysis software - (Proceedings)
Visser, K., Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M., Lobrecht, M., Neilsen, M., Funderburk, T., Moody, H. 2010. WinDAM B earthern embankment overtopping analysis software. Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling Conference, June 27 - July 1, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada. CD-ROM.
Soil erodibility evaluation under different management practices - (Abstract Only)
Wells, R.R., Bingner, R.L., Wilson, G.V., Hanson, G.J. 2010. Soil erodibility evaluation under different management practices [abstract]. Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling Conference, June 27 - July 1, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada. CD-ROM.
Internal erosion and impact of erosion resistance - (Proceedings)
Hanson, G.J., Tejral, R.D., Hunt, S.L., Temple, D.M. 2010. Internal erosion and impact of erosion resistance. Proceedings of the 30th U.S. Society on Dams Annual Meeting and Conference, April 12-16, 2010, Sacramento, California. p. 773-784. CDROM.
Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 1. Upstream of the inception point     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 1. Upstream of the inception point. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(1):103-109.
Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 2. Downstream of the inception point     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 2. Downstream of the inception point. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(1):111-118.
Energy dissipation for flat-sloped stepped spillways using new inception point relationship - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. Energy dissipation for flat-sloped stepped spillways using new inception point relationship. In: Dam Safety 2009. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 27-Oct. 2, 2009, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (CDROM).
Comparison of two process based earthen dam failure computation models - (Proceedings)
Tejral, R.D., Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M. 2009. Comparison of two process based earthen dam failure computation models. In: Dam Safety 2009. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2009, Hollywood, FL (CDROM).
Water resource structures and the importance of erodibility - (Proceedings)
(01-Jun-09)
Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE) Meeting. June 21 - 24, 2009, Reno, Nevada. Paper No. 096571.
Heru Research in Support of the USDA Small Watershed Program - (Proceedings)
Hanson, G.J., Hunt, S.L., Temple, D.M. 2009. HERU research in support of the USDA Small Watershed Program. In: Proceedings of the 11th National Watershed Conference, National Watershed Coalition, May 17-20, 2009, Wichita, Kansas. 2009 CDROM.
The effect of step height on energy dissipation in stepped spillways - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. The effect of step height on energy dissipation in stepped spillways. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 17-21, 2009, Kansas City, MO. p. 3061-3071. CDROM.
USDA Earthen Embankment Dams: Defining the Problem - (Proceedings)
(10-Feb-09)
Embankment erosion process model - (Proceedings)
(10-Feb-09)
Final report of coordination and cooperation with the European Union on embankment failure analysis - (Book / Chapter)
Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M. 2009. Final report of coordination and cooperation with the European Union on embankment failure analysis. Washington, DC: The National Dam Safety Program FEMA 602 Report. 168 p.
Design of converging stepped spillways - (Other)
Hunt, S. 2008. Design of converging stepped spillways. Ph D Dissertation. Fort Collins, Colorado: Colorado State Univeristy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Examining the physical meaning of the bank erosion coefficient used in meander migration modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Constantine, C.R., Dunne, T., Hanson, G.J. 2009. Examining the physical meaning of the bank erosion coefficient used in meander migration modeling. Geomorphology. 106(3-4):242-252.
Improving the accuracy of breach modelling: why are we not progressing faster? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, M., Hanson, G.J., Hassan, M. 2008. Improving the accuracy of breach modelling: Why are we not progressing faster? Journal of Flood Risk Management. 1(3):150-161.
Energy dissipation on a 4(H):1(V) stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. Energy dissipation on a 4(H):1(V) stepped spillway. In: Dam Safety 2008. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 7-11, 2008, Indian Wells, CA. CDROM.
RCC stepped spillway model study training wall comparison - (Proceedings)
Woolbright, R.W., Hanson, G.J., Hunt, S. 2008. RCC stepped spillway model study training wall comparison. In: Dam Safety 2008. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 7-11, 2008, Indian Wells, CA. CDROM.
Breach parameter and simulation comparisons - (Proceedings)
Hanson, G.J., Tejral, R.D., Temple, D.M. 2008. Breach parameter and simulation comparisons. In: Dam Safety 2008. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 7-11, 2008, Indian Wells, CA. CDROM.
Model study of RCC stepped spillways with sloped converging training walls - (Proceedings)
Woolbright, R.W., Hunt, S., Hanson, G.J. 2008. Model study of RCC stepped spillways with sloped converging training walls. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). June 29 - July 2, 2008, Providence, Rhode Island. Paper No. 084149.
Velocities and energy dissipation on a flat-sloped stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Velocities and energy dissipation on a flat-sloped stepped spillway. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). June 29 - July 2, 2008, Providence, Rhode Island. Paper No. 084151.
Soil erodibility: A comparison between the Jet Erosion Test and the Hole Erosion Test - (Proceedings)
Regazzoni, P., Marot, D., Courivaud, J., Hanson, G.J., Wahl, T.L. 2008. Soil erodibility: A comparison between the Jet Erosion Test and the Hole Erosion Test. Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, May 18-21, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 1-7.
Development of next-generation embankment dam breach models - (Proceedings)
Wahl, T.L., Hanson, G.J., Courivaud, J., Morris, M.W., Kahawita, R., McClenathan, J.T., Gee, M.D. 2008. Development of next-generation embankment dam breach models. Proceedings of the 2008 U.S. Society on Dams Annual Meeting and Conference, April 28-May 2, 2008, Portland, Oregon. p. 767-779.
Be a Professional - Be Licensed! - Take the agricultural engineering professional engineering exam - (Popular Publication)
Hunt, S. 2008. Be a Professional - Be Licensed! - Take the agricultural engineering professional engineering exam. Resource Engineering and Technology for a Sustainable World. 15(6):31.
RCC stepped spillways for Renwick Dam - a partnership in research and design - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Reep, D., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. RCC stepped spillways for renwick dam - a partnership in research and design. Dam Safety Journal. 6(2):32-40.
Research provides design options for stepped RCC spillway - (Popular Publication)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Research provides design options for stepped RCC spillway. Hydro Review. p. 81.
Research and design of Renwick Dam stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Research and design of Renwick Dam stepped spillway. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2008 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 12-15, 2008, Honolulu, HI. 2008 CDROM.
Renwick Dam RCC stepped spillway research - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. Renwick Dam RCC stepped spillway research. In: Dam Safety 2007. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 9-13, 2007, Austin, Texas. 2007 CDROM.
A look at the engineering challenges of the USDA Small Watershed Program     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, G.J., Caldwell, L., Lobrecht, M., McCook, D., Hunt, S.L., Temple, D.M. 2007. A look at the engineering challenges of the USDA Small Watershed Program. Transactions of the ASABE. 50(5):1677-1682.
Evolution of vegetated waterways design - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Temple, D.M., Hanson, G.J., Tejral, R.D. 2007. Evolution of vegetated waterways design. In: ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 17-20, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper No. 072047. 2007. CD-ROM.
Physical model study of a RCC stepped spillway for Renwick Dam, North Dakota     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2007. Physical model study of a RCC stepped spillway for Renwick Dam, North Dakota. In: ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 17-20, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper No. 072155. 2007. CD-ROM.
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