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This dataset represents an update to U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 597. Locations and attributes of wind turbines in Colorado, 2009 (available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/597/). This updated Colorado wind turbine Data Series provides geospatial data (fig. 1) for all 1,204 wind turbines established within the State of Colorado as of September 2011, an increase of 297 wind turbines from 2009.Attributes specific to each turbine include: turbine location, manufacturer and model, rotor diameter, hub height, rotor height, potential megawatt output, land ownership, county, and development status of the wind turbine. Wind energy facility data for each turbine include: facility name, facility power capacity, number of...
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These datasets contain aquatic macroinvertebrate and water quality data collected from 159 wetlands in Montana and North Dakota within the Prairie Pothole Region of the Williston Basin.
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The data contained in this report was compiled, modified, and analyzed for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Integrated Assessment (IA). The WLCI is a long-term science based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming while facilitating responsible energy development through local collaboration and partnerships. The IA is an integrated synthesis and analysis of WLCI resource values based on best available data and information collected from multiple agencies and organizations. It is a support tool for landscape-scale conservation planning and evaluation, and a data and analysis resource that can be used for addressing specific management...
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To determine if invasive annual grasses increased around energy developments after the construction phase, we calculated an invasives index using Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery for a 34-year time period (1985-2018) and assessed trends for 1,755 wind turbines (from the U.S. Wind Turbine Database) installed between 1988 and 2013 in the southern California desert. The index uses the maximum normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) for early season greenness (January-June), and mean NDVI (July-October) for the later dry season. We estimated the relative cover of invasive annuals each year at turbine locations and control sites and tested for changes before and after each turbine was installed. These data were used...
ABSTRACT: The “policy environment” is defined herein as the institutional setting in which planning is conducted and policy decisions are made with regard to meeting two of the Nation's high priority goals: water quality protection and energy independence. The simultaneous pursuit of these goals has resulted in numerous conflicts among the energy industry, environmentalists, and government. An analysis of selected energy development-water quality conflicts shows that these conflicts can be described in terms of one or more of the following policy environment characteristics: resource scarcity, sense of urgency, lack of experience, administrative complexity, uncertainty about future policies and regulations, technological...
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This synthesized results data set is a normalized unit-less layer represent the varying levels of importance of land parcels associated with agriculture in the WLCI region. This raster represents a normalized sum for 9 spatial data sets: irrigated acreage in wet years, irrigated acreage in dry years, land classification for pasture/rangeland/ production, important grazing and calving areas, buffered locations of water 'guzzlers,' an elk depredation claims index, a mule deer depredation claims index, an antelope depredation claims index, an index based on the age of agricultural buildings associated with land parcels. These data represent an initial step towards spatially identifying lands that represent greater...
This paper discusses the consumptive water needs of the various energy conversion processes including oil shale retorting, coal gasification and liquefaction, electric power generation, and slurry pipelines. Projected energy development water needs in the upper Colorado River and Upper Missouri River basins are compared with projected agricultural needs and water available. The comparative cost and values of water to energy and agricultural development are discussed to emphasize this as well as the political and social factors entering into the picture. Published in Journal of the American Water Resources Association, volume 17, issue 1, on pages 29 - 35, in 1981.
ABSTRACT: To help meet national energy demands, interest has been focused on the coal, oil shale, and uranium deposits of the Upper Colorado River Basin. Several energy output projections for the basin have been presented based upon water availability. Inherent in all these analyses are estimates as to the rate of water use in each energy development. New energy technologies are characterized by parameters extrapolated from small scale energy facilities. The data provide projected costs, conversion efficiencies, and material inputs and outputs. Alternative techniques for process cooling and solids handling provide variable rates of water use which affect other conversion parameters. Results from a mathematical model...
ABSTRACT: The Upper Colorado River Basin contains appreciable amounts of undeveloped fuel resources. Large quantities of oil shale, coal, and uranium have attracted recent economic and commercial interests. Development of these resources and subsequent conversion to alternative energy forms require an adequate supply of water. Water use for large scale energy development will place increasing demands on an already overstressed allocation of Colorado River water. Present water quality is at a concentration where increased salinity will result in economic detriments to holders of downstream water rights. The salt and water exchange in mining, processing, and spent fuel disposal processes has been incorporated as part...
Although various studies have shown that corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by displacing fossil fuel use, many of these studies fail to include how land-use history affects the net carbon balance through changes in soil carbon content. We evaluated the effectiveness and economic value of corn and cellulosic ethanol production for reducing net GHG emissions when produced on lands with different land-use histories, comparing these strategies with reductions achieved by set-aside programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Depending on prior land use, our analysis shows that C releases from the soil after planting corn for ethanol may in some cases completely offset C gains attributed...
ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the consumptive water needs of the various energy conversion processes including oil shale retorting, coal gasification and liquefaction, electric power generation, and slurry pipelines. Projected energy development water needs in the upper Colorado River and Upper Missouri River basins are compared with projected agricultural needs and water available. The comparative cost and values of water to energy and agricultural development are discussed to emphasize this as well as the political and social factors entering into the picture.


map background search result map search result map Change Agents - Energy - Total Coal Mines Change Agents - Current Road Density BLM Wilderness Study Areas Species of Concern - AWVED (Assessment of Wildlife Vulnerability to Energy Development) Future Change - Total Trout Unlimited-Coldwater Fisheries Data Condition Index - Aquatic - Focal Species Federal Protected Lands Lands (NPS Units, FWS Refuges, USFS Wilderness) Wind Turbines in Colorado, 2011 WLCI - Important Agricultural Lands Assessment (Normalized Importance Index) WLCI - Important Agricultural Lands Assessment (Input Raster: Resource Index-Terrestrial-Agriculture-Important Agricultural Lands) Macroinvertebrate and water quality data from the Prairie Pothole Region of the Williston Basin (2014-2016) Data supporting Landsat time series assessment of invasive annual grasses following energy development Macroinvertebrate and water quality data from the Prairie Pothole Region of the Williston Basin (2014-2016) Wind Turbines in Colorado, 2011 BLM Wilderness Study Areas Federal Protected Lands Lands (NPS Units, FWS Refuges, USFS Wilderness) WLCI - Important Agricultural Lands Assessment (Normalized Importance Index) WLCI - Important Agricultural Lands Assessment (Input Raster: Resource Index-Terrestrial-Agriculture-Important Agricultural Lands) Change Agents - Energy - Total Change Agents - Current Road Density Species of Concern - AWVED (Assessment of Wildlife Vulnerability to Energy Development) Future Change - Total Trout Unlimited-Coldwater Fisheries Data Coal Mines Condition Index - Aquatic - Focal Species Data supporting Landsat time series assessment of invasive annual grasses following energy development