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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.
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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