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Changes need to be made at a Maryland hydroelectric dam before its federal license can be renewed, state environmental regulators say. The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Friday that Exelon, the energy company that runs the Conowingo Dam, needs to reduce the amount of ...
The House has sent a bill aimed at protecting dams on the Columbia and Snake river system to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. HR 3144 passed through the House 225-189. The bill would halt any “structural modification, action, study or engineering plan” restricting electrical generation at ...

The Madras High Court has ordered removal of any electric fence found in the water spread area of the Bhavanisagar dam. In an order passed a week ago, Judges M. Sathyanarayanan and P. Rajamanickam asked the Coimbatore Circle Conservator of Forests (CF) and the Coimbatore District Forest ...
Locals who oppose the dams have become victims of the country's energy politics, said Ozer Meral Uc, an ecologist and member of the Munzur Flows Freely movement, a coalition of 40 civil society groups in Tunceli. Officials have publicly said hydroelectric dams are needed to meet Turkey's energy and ...
(WKBN) - Three weeks ago, Travis Clower dove into Lake Milton to install steel plates that will eventually be used for floodgates. "We build basically anything underwater that they would build above water, only it takes longer and costs more money," he said. Clower's Cortland-based company, Integrity ...
TUNCELI, Turkey: Baris Yildirim, a lawyer and activist, strolled across a manicured park on the edge of the Munzur River that runs through Tunceli, a small city in eastern Turkey. On the other side of a fence is the Uzuncayir hydropower dam that was completed in 2010 and flooded a site sacred to Alevis, the ...

So far, crews have drilled about 80 core samples in the dam's spillway structure, and they plan to drill more than 200 altogether over the next couple months. Two of the holes are leaking three to four gallons of water per minute, according to Grant Public Utility District officials. That leak has been traced to a ...
The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would circumvent a federal judge's order for dams on the lower Snake River to spill more water and protect current dam operations through the next four years. The additional spilled water is meant to help migrating salmon, meaning it would not be available ...
He ordered more water to spill over the dam to help young salmon migrating to the ocean. Water spilled over the dams cannot be used to produce hydropower. Northwest residents can expect to pay $40 million more for electricity because of the increased spill on the dams this month through mid-June, and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge's order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill, approved 225-189, would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is hosting a public scoping meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Buffalo Valley Community Center to present information to the public regarding a current Dam Safety Modification Study (DSMS) to further reduce risk at Center Hill Dam.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said: "Somerset Dam is one of our big tourist drawcards and the third-most visited Seqwater recreation site. "It was inevitable that someone was going to invest in a tavern for Somerset Dam with its obvious attractions and we noted the applicant's point that the village is ...
Two dams in Kenya are close to overflowing because of heavy rains, threatening the lives of thousands of people, the Red Cross has told the BBC. Abbas Gullet, the head of the Kenya Red Cross, advised people in east and central regions to move to higher ground because of the flood risk. He said that ...
OTSEGO, MI -- The removal of the Otsego Township Dam is helping to return the Kalamazoo River to its natural state, and helping Mark Mills sleep better. The dam, built more than a century ago, has not produced power for decades and has served no purpose in the river besides making Mills, Michigan ...
DEXTER — The body found at Glen Park dam in the Black River on Monday has been identified as a local man who was missing since Feb. 26. City police identified him as Karl V. Jatsenti, 30, of Watertown. Police do not suspect foul play, according to a press release. An autopsy was conducted on Monday ...
He wanted dam managers to think long and hard about ways to help the iconic fish, which have been struggling for decades to make it past dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. One option he asked dam managers to thoroughly consider was removing or altering the four Lower Snake River dams.
EASTLAND COUNTY, Texas — The Eastland County Water Supply District has released an update on repairs on the Lake Leon Dam. A portion of the dam slipped out of place. There were stress cracks on both sides of the dam. The district released two new photos on its Facebook page, showing heavy ...

The lower Snake River dams are all run-of-river dams, which means they don't store water, and thus don't provide any flood control. Lower Granite Dam is actually regarded to increase flood risk to Lewiston, Idaho. Due to the lack of water storage, the dams also don't offer much in the way of irrigation. In fact ...
But the discovery hasn't stopped a Chinese state-run company, Sinohydro, from moving ahead with clearing forest for a large dam project smack in the middle of the orangutan population. According to several orangutan experts, Sinohyrdo's dam represents an immediate and existential threat to the ...
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 federal ...
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 Department ...
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 the ...
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, 4%; ...
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 they ...
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 ...
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 operating ...
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, which ...
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, Austin, ...
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 ...


 

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