Department

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Thomas Edgar

Description

Dale Creek is located southeast of Laramie, WY near Tie Siding. The site of the old Union Pacific railroad abutments makes for an ideal location to build a dam to augment water storage for the City of Cheyenne, WY. The stream channel is narrow and deep at this point, while widening considerably upstream. This presents the opportunity to construct a relatively small dam in compar ison to its volumetric storage. In conjunction with Taylor Kasperick and Jacob Wilson, I intend to determine if building a dam at this location would be a beneficial and economical option to augment water storage for Cheyenne. We will use a combination o f hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis, common small earthen dam design, emergency spillway design, and storage capacity analysis to determine if the proposed dam site is feasible. This benefit/cost analysis will compare the volumetric storage of the d am to the total expense of construction. Based upon this final study, our design team will make an educated and practical suggestion as to whether or not a dam should be constructed at this site.

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Dale Creek is located southeast of Laramie, WY near Tie Siding. The site of the old Union Pacific railroad abutments makes for an ideal location to build a dam to augment water storage for the City of Cheyenne, WY. The stream channel is narrow and deep at this point, while widening considerably upstream. This presents the opportunity to construct a relatively small dam in compar ison to its volumetric storage. In conjunction with Taylor Kasperick and Jacob Wilson, I intend to determine if building a dam at this location would be a beneficial and economical option to augment water storage for Cheyenne. We will use a combination o f hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis, common small earthen dam design, emergency spillway design, and storage capacity analysis to determine if the proposed dam site is feasible. This benefit/cost analysis will compare the volumetric storage of the d am to the total expense of construction. Based upon this final study, our design team will make an educated and practical suggestion as to whether or not a dam should be constructed at this site.