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The Baker-Polito Administration announced Friday over $11.5 million in grants and loans to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure. The awards, funded by the dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund and the governor's annual capital budget, ...
Last week, the tussle over a proposed multi-billion shilling dam project at Bonyunyu turned bloody when a man was shot dead. ... protests against the proposed dam were heightened when Opposition leader Raila Odinga launched campaigns against construction of dams along major rivers across the ...

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, center, talks during a meeting of a Red River diversion task force in Fargo, N.D., Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. He's flanked by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Moorhead, Minn., Mayor Del Rae Williams, The task force is looking for solutions to a stalled flood control project ...
Mike Mozak's union was in the middle of labour negotiations with Teck Resources Ltd. last spring when the company announced a proposed $1.2-billion deal to sell its hydroelectric dam that powers the lead and zinc smelter where his members worked. "It was a shock to all of us," said Mozak, president of ...
The Federal government has approved N497 million for the construction of the Ijegu Yala dam in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River. The construction of the dam, which is expected to begin this year, is primarily for water supply, erosion and flood control as well as the provision of irrigation ...
The following year, the state passed the dam Safety Act, a new law adopting more rigorous dam inspection procedures and empowering the government to require safety upgrades to dams that no longer meet modern requirements. Those rules are overseen by a unit within the Utah Division of Water ...

The Deerfield River Watershed Trout Unlimited group conducted study and discovered that trout have been laying eggs near the Fife dam, operated by Brookfield Power. "This study has good evidence that trout are attempting to spawn in the river and could be affected by project operationsm," said Andrea ...
After snow falls and builds up on your roof, ice dams form when the snow starts melting. ... Ice dams can form when warm attic air escapes and causes the roof to warm and then the snow melts. ... On the outside of your house, ice dams cause a lot of ice to then build up on your sidewalk and driveway.
The Corps of Engineers is continuing to break up the ice jam at Emsworth Lock and dam on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh so salvage crews can remove barges that broke away last weekend. The Coast Guard warned mariners to beware of heavy ice coming downstream from that operation, in addition to ...
But the recommendations by the 16-member panel don't include a location for a dam that would hold back water in times of serious flooding. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, said he expects engineers from the state of Minnesota and from the two cities to ...
Cairo - Egypt's president on Thursday expressed his "extreme concern" to Ethiopia's visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive upstream dam that Egypt fears could cut into its vital share of the Nile. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt's share of the ...
KENT -- Traffic on Route 7 started flowing again about midday Thursday, after flooding from the nearby Housatonic River began to recede. The mile-long ice dam that caused the flooding was still in place, however, and authorities say they do not expect it to break up anytime soon. State Rep. Brian Ohler ...
The Department of Water and Sanitation's Limpopo Regional Head, Lesiba Tloubatla call on the people of the province and those who are visiting our shores to always be careful whenever visiting our dams or our rivers for recreational purposes. "People should not enter into the water if they are unable to ...
Water flows through The Dalles dam on the Columbia River, in The Dalles, Ore. A federal judge recently ruled that The Army Corps of Engineers must provide additional spill at eight federal dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers this spring. The spill will aid out-migrating juvenile spring Chinook ...
With the rising reservoir level, BC Hydro plans to increase the water release from Comox dam to upwards of 100 m3/s beginning Wednesday evening. They are asking the public to stay away from the Puntledge River from Wednesday evening through to Monday. Since Tuesday, about 65 mm of ...
A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last ... The City of Oroville blames a culture of cronyism and a priority for low cost dam repairs over quality maintenance for the crisis.

Relicense and maintain Junction Falls dam and hydro facility, and surrender the Powell Falls license, and remove the dam at some point in the future. ... Those in favor of relicensing the dams voiced concerns about paying for the license surrender and dam removal process, which the UAB packets ...
Brazil has flooded large swaths of the Amazon for hydro dams, despite opposition from indigenous peoples, environmentalists and others. The country gets 70 percent of its electricity from hydropower. Brazil's government had plans to expand development, opening half the Amazon basin to hydro. But a surprising ...
They invited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to meet with them to learn more about a proposed project at Detroit dam. "We do not anticipate the need for a temperature control tower at Foster or Green Peter dams," said Erik Petersen, the Corps' Willamette Valley operations project manager. "We are ...
SACRAMENTO -- A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement. The City of Oroville blames a culture of ...
Horticulture NZ believe the best way to ensure adequate water supply is to store it in dams - and the Waimea dam, near Nelson, is one they are firmly supporting. Horticulture NZ president Julian Raine says the district is on water restrictions nine years out of 10 - and it's even come down to the fact that ...
Actually the river is blocked by two dams: one a mile long and 12 feet thick, near downtown Kent, and a second, smaller dam downriver, near Route 7's intersection with Birch Hill Lane. Kent, which declared a state of emergency Monday, is gathering resources including 5,000 sandbags, a Homeland ...
Water flows through The Dalles dam on the Columbia River, in The Dalles, Ore. A federal judge recently ruled that The Army Corps of Engineers must provide additional spill at eight federal dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers this spring. The spill will aid out-migrating juvenile spring Chinook ...
Ice dams are formed when the sun and heat from the attic melt snow on the upper parts of a roof. Because the ice dam sits over the unheated eaves, it doesn't melt as fast as the snow higher up on the roof. Melt water pools above the dam and, over time, can back up under the roof shingles and seep ...
"There are approximately five barges that ended up going through the Emsworth Locks and dam then proceeded on past Dashields Locks and dam. It's our understanding that one ended up as far as Aliquippa," McClain said. Other barges are believed to have sunk in the river. As a result, no vessels are ...
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before heading to Egypt for a four-day state visit. The leader is trying to defuse tension over a giant hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia aims to be the largest producer of ...
At the end of the meeting, local people said they did not believe that the proposed mitigation measures would significantly reduce the adverse effects of the dam. Representatives from Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co Ltd and the Lao government yesterday met in Chiang Rai with the Network of Thai ...
The farmers in Pinlebu Township have to rely on the three dams for growing three crops yearly of onions, beans and sesame. Particularly, proper management of rainwater is required in the rainy season to grow monsoon paddy. The three dams needing prompt repair are Moegyopyit dam in Thinbawtar ...
An evacuation order affecting more than 100 people in the small community of Musquash, N.B. is expected to be lifted Sunday night. Residents were ordered to leave their homes immediately late Saturday night due to high water levels at nearby East Branch dam. Robert Duguay, director of ...
13, 2018, that piled up on the Ohio River at the Emsworth Locks and dam after a severe winter storm hit the region Friday night and Saturday morning. ... The Emsworth Locks and dams appears to be structurally sound and have suffered minimal damage despite more than two dozen barges breaking loose ...
KENT - Homes have been evacuated, roads are closed and flooding remains a concern after a large "barge of ice" more than a mile long and 12 feet thick has become lodged in the Housatonic River. Route 7 remains closed Monday morning near Bulls Bridge after the ice dam caused flooding in the area.
Lif Petrova, 10, climbs on to an exercise apparatus in her grandmother's Concord Street backyard in Peterborough after flood waters, caused by an earlier ice jam, receded, leaving large chunks of ice behind. In the far distance are homes on the other side of the Contoocook on Summer Street, which also ...
HAMPDEN, Mass. (WWLP) - The Hampden Select Board has been notified that the Scantic River dam has overflowed, releasing water into the nearby area. Hampden police officer Todd Ely told 22News, "There is no danger to any of the homes in the immediate area." As Officer Ely said, "It's a common ...
The large hydropower dams planned for southern and Eastern Africa for construction by 2030 could double the current installed capacity for hydropower taking it from 17 000 MW to 49 000 MW. They include a number of new developments, such as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam on the Blue Nile.
The clock is counting down on the time remaining to lay environmental charges in Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine dam failure, which took place nearly 3½ years ago in the B.C. Interior. One of the largest mining-dam failures in the world in the past 50 years, it shook the industry and caused concern ...
It occurred to me that a relatively cheap way of increasing our water storage capacity is being overlooked. Most of our storage dams are shallow, with a shape similar to a saucer, resulting in shallow depth with large surface area resulting in high evaporation rates. Using a couple of bulldozers, why don't we ...
Jeff Hawk, spokesman for district, said that 27 barges were believed to be adrift, including at least 15 that were stuck against the Emsworth Lock and dam, the first such structure on the Ohio River. Mr. Hawk said that there could be additional barges submerged beneath those barges. There was one barge ...
With water back in the Silver Lake Reservoir, Los Angeles residents will soon get a new vantage point from which to view the lake and its surroundings. On February 10, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will open a walking path on the south dam of the reservoir, according to an ...
This is likely due to the changes in the river's flow as a result of the dam. With lower functional diversity comes a decreased resistance to invasive species or climate change. "dams really do have a huge impact on the downstream ecosystem, and it's not always talked about," said Erin Cubley, one of the ...
Danville officials learned in January 2018 that funds for the removal of this lowhead dam, pictured in July 2015 in Ellsworth Park in Danville, and another larger lowhead dam on the Vermilion River in downtown Danville were reappropriated to Illinois Department of natural resources, which is coordinating ...
A diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan is spilling over into the long-running dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Sudan officially warned of threats to its eastern border from massing Egyptian and Eritrean troops, while Egypt ...
Bernardete Batista de Araujo stands in front of the house where she was relocated in Palmas, together with others displaced by the Lajeado hydroelectric dam in central Brazil. The high walls and a street muddy because of the rain make her miss Vila Canela, her old village on an island that no longer exists ...
LEXINGTON, Va - The decision to demolish a local landmark is moving forward. The city of Lexington is handing over the Jordan's Point dam to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland fisheries, and that's not sitting well with some in the community. The future of Jordan's Point dam comes down to ...
According to a source from The Nature Conservancy in a 2015 interview, the dam crisis 10 years earlier had a "silver lining," lighting a fire under the state's Office of Dam Safety to address a statewide problem of nearly 3,000 mostly privately owned dams that served no useful purpose. So far, the initiative ...
Drilling on Cape Flats Aquifer starts as Cape Town dams dry up in drought ... hoping that the earth's natural underground reservoirs would provide an extra 80 million litres of water per day as dams dry up in a prolonged drought. .... The average dam level was at 29%, the City announced on Tuesday.
With control over the headwaters of the river -- known in China as the Lancang -- Beijing can dam its section while the impacts are felt downstream. Communities in the lower Mekong countries have reported depleted fish stocks in recent years and are blaming the dams. Environmental groups warn the ...
A diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan is spilling over into the long-running dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Sudan officially warned of threats to its eastern border from massing Egyptian and Eritrean troops, while Egypt ...
Since that day, Mayor Eisenhauer has been working toward removing these dams he said no longer have a purpose, now that may become a reality. "We've received notification from the Illinois Department of natural resources that funding that had previously been identified for these two dam removals, but then had been ...
Mayor Scott Eisenhauer told the city council's Public Works Committee Tuesday night the city received notice from the Illinois Department of natural resources that the state has released the funds to remove the two dams. It was July 2015 when the IDNR planned to remove the Ellsworth Park dam.


 

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