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The lower Snake River dams have been in the news a lot again, thanks to Reps. Newhouse and McMorris Rodgers' fervent efforts to pass H.R. 3144, a bill that will subject any study, action or structural modification that affects hydropower capability to Congressional authorization, in a clear ...
LUMBERPORT, W.Va (WDTV)- Multiple crews in Lumberport are on scene after a town employee reported a collapsed section of the dam along Jones Creek near Roosevelt Street. Lumberport Mayor Rick Scott reported no changes in the water level overnight. Crews did hourly checks and the ...

It also expresses concern for the future of the pristine Tara river, not because of any actions by Montenegro, but because neighbouring Bosnia has reportedly signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build dam near Foca that would potentially damage the river. "Carrying out most or all of ... Europe
BULILIMA district administrator in Plumtree, Ethel Moyo, has lamented the lack of dams to harness enough water for irrigation, which she says has impoverished the district. ... "We need more dams, big ones, as the ones that are serving the three irrigation schemes available at the moment are small.
Ratau said that farmers and water users in Free State breathed a sigh of relief as water levels in various dams increased due to rainfall in recent weeks. "The Bloemfontein System increased from 52, 9% to 55, 0% .The system's feeder dams include Rustfontein dam which is at 50%; Groothoek at 57, ...
Even without the first large chunk of funding -- about $55 million already in President Donald Trump's budget -- workers are already drilling deep under the concrete spillway to better understand what's needed to ensure the dam's integrity. "Dams are designed and built to reduce flood risks, but ...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho. The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved spending up to $30,000 to study mitigation options involving the effects of the Lost Valley dam expansion project on ...
The battle centers on how the small utility manages and operates two dams along the Lamoille River, one in Cadys Falls and another on the outskirts of Morrisville, and a third dam on the Green River in Hyde Park that holds back the Green River Reservoir. The state agency recommended new ...
According to an MCWD release, the MCWD worked with staff from Tonka Bay Marina to install aerators near the dam gates to break up the ice and allow the dam to begin releasing water from Lake Minnetonka into Minnehaha Creek. City of Minnetonka staff helped break up the final layer of ice, ...
Bicyclists were lined up Wednesday waiting for officials to open the part of it that had been closed due to the dam construction project. The 23 dams operated by the water control district were built in the 1950s and 1960s for flood control along Brushy Creek in Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock, ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled last spring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must spill more water through ...
He said one dam would be of 25 metre height and the other would be of 15 metre, and the project would be completed in two years. Altogether Rs 150 crore would be spent to construct the dams. The chief minister said following the construction of the two dams, a huge quantity of water would be stored that ...
Talks between Egypt and Ethiopia over a controversial hydroelectric dam that that the latter is building on the Nile River will resume once a new government is drawn up in Adis Ababa, Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aty said Monday. “Egypt is not opposed to development efforts in Sudan and ...
The next stage of the North Fork Dam Improvement project is scheduled to begin this week. Crews will start blasting the dam sometime between Monday and Wednesday. The blasting is expected to last 2 to 3 months once the excavation for the new spillway construction begins. Because of rain, the tentative date of the first ...
Court OKs Boosting Water Spill to Aid Fish at Northwest Dams. A US appeals court affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to the sea. April 2, 2018, at 4:46 p.m.. Court OKs Boosting Water Spill to Aid Fish at Northwest Dams.
Will the same teams that manage other systems manage DAM systems? Will new hires be required? How does this fit into the overall marketing budget? The cost of ownership increases. Infrastructure, training, management staff, documentation, and more increases. Enterprise DAMs require intensive effort ...
Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group rides this week include Thursday's midweek mountain bike ride to Bamarang dam, starting at 8am from the helicopter at the car park, corner of Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra. Excellent views along the Shoalhaven River. Coffee at the uni on the return trip.

Some of those earthen dams held back seven times more water than what escaped during the catastrophic Testalinden failure. And in each case, those dams were not vetted by provincial dam safety officials before they were built, meaning it was anybody's guess whether or not the structures were ...
The south wall of the aging and deteriorated Estabrook Park dam on the Milwaukee River is being knocked down and trucked away. One excavator equipped with a hydraulic hammer is pounding the serpentine concrete and limestone wall, known as a fixed crest spillway, that extends from the south bank ...
Premier John Horgan is joined by Minister of Energy Michelle Mungall and Minister of Environment George Heyman after giving the green light on continuing construction on the controversial Site C Dam project during a press conference in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, December 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN ...
The damage to dam has come as a major loss to these people. Entire Jhunjhunu is categorised as a dark zone. The ground water level has gone down significantly. For digging tubewells, farmers have to take permission from the government. The project was a major hope,” said Santosh Ahlawat, member ...
B.C. Government Suppressed Details About Potentially Dangerous, Unregulated Fracking Dams .... And in each case, those dams were not vetted by provincial dam safety officials before they were built, meaning it was anybody's guess whether or not the structures were designed and built to even ...
The US$816 million Lower Sesan 2 Dam, a 400 megawatt hydropower project, is one of the symbols of China's growing influence in Indochina as it builds infrastructure for poorer Southeast Asian countries. Under President Xi Jinping's “Belt and Road Initiative”, a cornerstone of China's foreign policy and ...
"The dam's purpose is lost in the mists of history, but we surmise it was used in some way for water supply to the adjacent and also long-abandoned quarry," Wellman said. We think the stream will most likely restore itself to its former condition once the dam is removed, so no major upstream work is ...
Evacuation orders for the Moccasin Fish Hatchery and Moccasin Point Marina in Tuolumne County have been lifted and there continue to be no effects on the Bay Area's water supply, utility officials said this afternoon. The evacuation orders went into effect when the Moccasin Dam and Reservoir leaked ...
Jirasak said this was not the first time that a water discharge from dams in China had devastated bird-nesting areas and harmed the river ecosystem. China had previously released water to facilitate a survey of the Mekong River navigation channel improvement project, causing the water level to remain ...
Those are the kinds of questions the report raises that are unaddressed," said Lisa Jones, a Columbia flood consultant helping with lawsuits over the 2015 floods. Several other dams also failed in the floods many in chain reactions as the water behind a broken dam surged downstream toward another dam.
ADDIS ABABA, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on a 6,450 megawatts hydro dam Ethiopia is building on Blue Nile River will resume next month, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua, Meles Alem, Spokesperson of Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign ...
The next major phase of the Boardman River Dams Project is set to get underway this summer – a project that will require the closure of a portion of the river. Members of the project Implementation Team appeared before Grand Traverse County commissioners this week to give an update on the project.
Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday morning for the areas near Moccasin Dam and Reservoir in Tuolumne County, after a scare that the dam was close to failing forced nearby residents from their homes. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission lifted the orders at 9:30 a.m., and reported in a ...
Conservation groups, including the Arkansas Canoe Club, the Arkansas Audubon and apparel-maker Patagonia, are aiding local advocates as they make a final push for dam removal. Only 16 feet tall, the Lake Bella Vista Dam doesn't make the state's official list of dams, but it has become a flashpoint in a ...
The U.S. Army show officials knew for 36 years a dam at a South Carolina military base might not stand up to a big storm before it was breached in a massive ... Several other dams also failed in the floods many in chain reactions as the water behind a broken dam surged downstream toward another dam.
The facility falls under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams. DSOD's reports on Moccasin Dam were not readily available, though the SFPUC's 2016 report says the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power's system's evaluation of the dam showed it was safe for ...
Only another 40cm was needed for the dam to climb to 2m above the spillway, which would have caused Cairns Regional Council to enact the emergency plan for Redlynch Valley and surrounds. A council spokeswoman said the water level remained below the trigger point for the emergency action plan ...
TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS SF) – A dam is stable following a warning Thursday afternoon that it was ready to fail and flood properties downstream of a reservoir that helps regulate the San Francisco Bay Area's water supply, officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said. As of about 7:30 ...
SALEM — Laws governing dam safety in Oregon have become outdated, prompting state regulators to seek upgraded authority to inspect and order repairs ... More than 25 percent of state- and federally-inspected dams in Oregon are rated as high or significant hazards, which is based on their potential to ...
The close call comes one month after NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit aired a year-long investigation into the safety of California's 1,585 dams, including Moccasin. We found a memo written by engineers at California's Department of Water Resources (DWR) in June 2017 that raised safety questions ...
Any measure to regulate the river's flow, such as dams, has the potential to affect the member nation's economies and millions of lives. When the MRC was formed in 1995, China and Myanmar opted out, which meant they could skirt the rule requiring commission members to present dam proposals for ...
Last October, staff from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays installed a long plastic tube called an eelway, near Burtons Pond Dam – one of three the center has experimented with since 2005 - hoping the eels will use them to bypass the dams. The other two are around Millsboro Pond Dam and Betts ...
The Latest on California storms (all times local):. 11:45 a.m.. Safety officials are at the site of a small California dam that had threatened to fail under heavy rains. Spokesman Chris Orrock said Friday that state dam experts are inspecting Moccasin Dam, near Yosemite National Park in Tuolumne County.
The idea has been on the table since 2010 when the regional authority began work on a Joint Water Use Plan. In 2013, they prepared a business case, which projected the Cleveland Dam at the south end of the Capilano Reservoir could generate enough juice to power 6,000 homes, said Darrell Mussatto, ...
Inspectors drain reservoir, check Moccasin Dam — evacuation still in place. By Michael Cabanatuan and Kurtis Alexander. March 23, 2018 Updated: March 23, 2018 10:03am. The view from Moccasin, where the reservoir is nearly empty but the dam is still. Moccasin Dam in the Sierra foothills was in danger of failing ...
CAIRO — Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim, Sudan's ambassador to Egypt, issued an invitation on March 13 to the Egyptian government for an April 4-5 tripartite meeting, along with Ethiopia, to discuss the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir. The invitation was extended to foreign ...
Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt said the council “fully supports” the Hells Gates Dam feasibility study but wanted water security sooner. “We have strongly advocated that the development of the Big Rocks Weir should occur before any development of the Hells Gate Dam,” she said. Cr Schmidt said the ...
“Dam Nation,” the second book in their Bonnie and Clyde series, debuts Saturday, March 24, which is the 110th anniversary of Clyde Barrow's birth. The story is set in 1935, and the two outlaws have been recruited by the federal government to foil a plan to sabotage construction of the Hoover Dam.
After North Carolina environmental officials and engineering consultants warned the town of Lake Lure that its high-risk dam urgently needs repairs, town officials are preparing to spend up to $5 million on a massive maintenance project, which could get underway this fall. But correspondence to town ...
Certainly one should not listen to a politician, an industry shill or someone from the Bonneville Power Authority, the Corps of Engineers or the Bureau of Reclamation. Their “facts” are twisted half-truths. Wild fish are in trouble and dams are the main cause. Period. We need to fix the problem, and we need to ...
The ability to enter property without a warrant to conduct dam inspections is one request th,e agency is considering, said Racquel Rancier, senior policy coordinator for OWRD. Currently about a dozen dams in Oregon haven't been inspected by OWRD in recent years because the landowners denied entry ...
Tasmania Police Acting Inspector Adrian Leary told reporters the dam level had been lowered because of roadworkers in the area using it as a water source, exposing the body in an area that had previously been searched. Mr Foster was last seen in June 2016, with extensive searches unable to locate his ...
The ability to enter property without a warrant to conduct dam inspections is one request the agency is considering, said Racquel Rancier, senior policy coordinator for OWRD. Currently about a dozen dams in Oregon haven't been inspected by OWRD in recent years because the landowners denied entry ...


 

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