A Model of the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) Line
Karen K. Kemp, Ph.D.
Greg Duecker, M.S.
This project is a spatial exploration of the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) Line that lies within the Santa Ana Watershed. The project focuses on two models that showcase the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a decision making tool for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA). The first part of the project is a seismic model that allows SAWPA to inventory areas and prioritize the areas of the SARI line that may be vulnerable in the event of a seismic event. The results of this model are directly applicable to SAWPA's current efforts to create an Emergency Response Plan. The second part of the project is a "pilot" hydraulic model of the SARI line. This "pilot" model runs five different flow scenarios for a representative portion of the SARI line. These scenarios represent how the SARI line conveys flow as it approaches its ultimate capacity in 2010. The results of this model will inform SAWPA in which areas the SARI may not be adequately conveying is flow.
Burmeister, W. S. (2003). A Model of the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) Line (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/21
Full text is available at the University of Redlands