EWRS Publications

Publications
  • Jager, H.I., B. Elrod, N. Samu, R. A. McManamay and B. Smith. 2013. ESA Protection for the American Eel: Implications for U.S. Hydropower. ORNL/TM-2013/361. pdf file
  • Zhang Q., Martinez R., Saulsbury J. (2013). Technical and Economic Feasibility Assessment of Small Hydropower Development in Deschutes River Basin. An ORNL TM Report is published at www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087044/ and http://info.ornl.gov/sites/publications/Files/Pub44168.pdf
  • Zhang Q., Smith B., Zhang W. (2012). Small Hydropower Cost Reference Model Report. An ORNL TM Report is published and accessible via: www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1055120/ and http://info.ornl.gov/sites/publications/Files/Pub39663.pdf
  • Hadjerioua, B. and K. Stewart. 2013. Assessment and Evaluation of New Small Hydropower Technology to be Deployed to the United States 45-Mile Project: “The Turbinator ®” .  ORNL/TM-2013/75pdf file
  • Bevelhimer, M. S.; G. F. Cada, A. M. Fortner; P. E. Schweizer; K. P. Riemer. 2013. Laboratory Studies of the Short-term Responses of Freshwater Fish to Electromagnetic Fields. doi: 10.1080/00028487.2013.778901.
  • Cada, G. and P. Schweizer. 2012. The Application of Traits-Based Assessment Approaches to Estimate the Effects of Hydroelectric Turbine Passage on Fish Populations. ORNL/TM-2012/110
  • Hadjerioua, B., S.-C. Kao, R.A. McManamay, M.F.K. Pasha, D. Yeasmin, A.A. Oubeidillah, N.M. Samu, K.M. Stewart, M.S. Bevelhimer, S.L. Hetrick, Y. Wei, B.T. Smith (2013), An Assessment of Energy Potential from New Stream-reach Development in the United States: Initial Report on Methodology. ORNL/TM-2012/298.
  • Jager, Henriette I., D. L. Peterson, D. Farrae and M. Bevelhimer. 2013. A population model to assess influences on the viability of the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) population in the Ogeechee River, Georgia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Volumne 142, Issue 3.
  • Kao, S.-C., H. K. Kim, C. Liu, X. Cui, and B. L. Bhaduri (2012), Dependence-Preserving Approach to Synthesizing Household Characteristics, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2302, 192-200, doi:10.3141/2302-21.
  • McManamay, R. A., D.J. Oth, C.A. Dollof. 2012. Revisiting the homogenization of dammed rivers in the Southeastern US. Journal of Hydrology 424-425: 217-237.doi:10.1016/j.jhydol.2012.01.003
  • McManamay, R.A., D.J. Orth, C.A. Dolloff, and D.C. Mathews. 2013. Application of the ELOHA Framework to Regulated Rivers in the Upper Tennessee River Basin: A Case Study. Environmental Management 51: 1210-1235. pdf file
  • McManamay, R.A., D. J. Orth, J. Kauffman, M. M. Davis. 2013. A Database and Meta-Analysis of Ecological Responses to Stream Flow in the South Atlantic Region. Southeastern Naturalist 12(m5):1-36. 2013.
  • McManamay, R.A., and M.S. Bevelhimer. 2013. A Holistic Framework for Environmental Flows Determination in Hydropower Contexts. ORNL 2013 Project Report. ORNL/TM-2013/159. April 2013.
  • McManamay, R.A., M.S. Bevelhimer, and S.C. Kao. 2013. Updating the US hydrologic classification: an approach to clustering and stratifying ecohydrologic data. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1410. pdf file
  • Neary, V.S., Gunawan, B. and Ryou, A.S. (2012). Performance evaluation of HYCOM-GOM for hydrokinetic resource assessment in the Florida Strait. ORNL/TM-2012/221.
  • Sale, M. J., S.-C. Kao, M. Ashfaq, D. P Kaiser, R. Martinez, C. Webb and Y. Wei (2012), Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower. ORNL/TM-2011/251.
  • Schweizer, P. Cada, G.F., and M. S. Bevelhimer (2012). Laboratory studies of the effects of blade strike from hydrokinetic energy technologies on larval and juvenile freshwater fishes. ORNL/TM-2012/108. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. 31 p.
  • Cada, G. and P. Schweizer. 2012. The Application of Traits-Based Assessment Approaches to Estimate the Effects of Hydroelectric Turbine Passage on Fish Populations. ORNL/TM-2012/110.pdf file
  • McManamay, R.A., and M.S. Bevelhimer. 2013. A Holistic Framework for Environmental Flows Determination in Hydropower Contexts. ORNL 2013 Project Report. ORNL/TM-2013/159. April 2013.pdf file
  • McManamay, R.A., M.S. Bevelhimer, and S.C. Kao. 2013. Updating the US hydrologic classification: an approach to clustering and stratifying ecohydrologic data. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1410. pdf file
  • Cada, Glenn F., Mark S. Bevelhimer. 2011.  Attraction to and Avoidance of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines by Freshwater Aquatic Organisms. ORNL/TM-2011/131, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. pdf file
  • Schweizer, Peter E., Glenn F. Cada, Mark S. Bevelhimer. 2011.  Estimation of the Risks of Collision or Strike to Freshwater Aquatic Organisms Resulting from Operation of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines. ORNL/TM-2011/133, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. pdf file

Proceedings:

  • 2011 workshop sponsored by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust designed to transfer knowledge, identify existing gaps, and learn new information related to fish passage on non-jumping fish with an emphasis on lake sturgeon. For more information please see the proceedings

Presentations:

Presented by Brennan Smith
U.S. Hydropower Fleet and Resource Assessment
s’ at the National Hydropower Association plenary session in Washington DC on April 5, 2011.PDF File

Presented by Yetta Jager at the September 2011 American Fisheries Society (AFS) meeting:  “A Scientific Paradigm for Shaping Seasonal Flows to Favor Salmon and Energy” within the Production Symposium on Science and Strategies for Conservation of Land and Stream Flows through Acquisition, Exchange and other Financial Incentives. PDF File


Factsheets

  • ORNL Hydropower Fact Sheet June 2014pdf file
  • ORNL Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydropower Reservoirs pdf file
  • ORNL Instream/Environmental Flows Researchpdf file
  • National Hydropower Asset Assessment Program (NHAAP) June 2012pdf file
  • ORNL MHK Acoustic Measurements Oct 2011 pdf file
  • ORNL Environmental Fact Sheet Jan 2011 pdf file
  • ORNL Hydropower Optimization Jan 2011 pdf file
  • Downstream Fish Passage through Hydropower Turbinespdf file
  • The Use of Traits-Based Assessment to Estimate Effects of Hydropower Projects on Fish Populationspdf file