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Proper attention to dam safety is vital to protect downstream life, property and habitat. Safety concerns include sinkholes, seepage, internal erosion and seismic issues.

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Dam Safety & Security

10/01/2012

Report shows Mississippi dams, infrastructure are not up to par

Corps awards contract for safety work at Bluestone Dam

09/27/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$94.7 million to Heeter Construction Inc. for the installation of 278 high-capacity multi-strand rock anchors at Bluestone Dam in West Virginia.

Corps awards contract for rehab work at Ohio's Bolivar Dam

09/24/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$4.7 million to TAB Construction Co. Inc. for work at the Bolivar Dam in northeastern Ohio.

Corps awards contracts for Missouri River hydropower rehabilitation projects

09/21/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a pair of contracts for work at two hydroelectric projects located along the Missouri River.

Kyrgyzstan seeks safety study of five dams in 2,870-MW Naryn cascade

09/18/2012

Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Energy and Industry invites expressions of interest from consultants to conduct a dam safety assessment of five hydroelectric projects in the Naryn River cascade.

Study fails to find source of Vietnam earthquakes in Quang Nam Province

09/14/2012

A study conducted to determine the cause of recent earthquakes near Vietnam's 190-MW Song Tranh 2 hydroelectric project is inconclusive, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Reclamation awards contract for work at Utah's 4.5-MW Echo Dam hydropower plant

09/12/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract worth US$9.1 million to Gerber Construction Inc. for spillway improvement work at Utah's 4.5-MW Echo Dam.

Earthquakes still causing concern for Vietnam's 190-MW Song Tranh 2

09/11/2012

Fallout from last week's earthquakes near Vietnam's Song Tranh 2 hydroelectric plant continues as both scientists and engineers work to quell concerns caused by the 190-MW project.

Earthquakes causing concern for Vietnam's 190-MW Song Tranh 2 hydropower project

09/07/2012

A surge in seismic activity near the 190-MW Song Tranh 2 hydroelectric plant has residents in Vietnam's Quang Nam Province fearing for their safety.

Dam Safety & Security

09/01/2012

Act introduced to extend National Dam Safety Program

Dam Safety: How Reclamation Has Changed Its Dam Safety Review Process

09/01/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has undertaken a new comprehensive review process to streamline its dam safety review program. The new process provides a more efficient method for ensuring dam safety while also training the next generation of experts in this field.

Dam Safety: Hot Topics in Dam Safety

09/01/2012

What are dam owners focused on with regard to safety? In the U.S., funding for dam safety work is a primary concern, and in Canada public safety around dams is an emerging topic.

Hurricane Isaac causing concern for Mississippi dam

08/30/2012

Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Isaac is threatening the Lake Tangipahoa Dam in southern Mississippi, causing officials from both Mississippi and Louisiana to evacuate areas near it.

Futurenet Group selected for Gavins Point Dam repair work

08/23/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$2.96 million to Futurenet Group Inc. for work at the 132.3-MW Gavins Point hydropower project.

Cameroon seeks dam safety panel experts for 30-MW Lom Pangar

08/22/2012

Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites expressions of interest from experts in four fields to serve on a dam safety panel overseeing construction of the 30-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project on the Sanaga River.

Bank seeks dam safety consulting firm for Brazil water agency

08/21/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from dam safety consulting firms to assist Brazil's national water agency, Agencia Nacional de Aguas (ANA).

Geotechnical services sought for U.S. Pacific Northwest

08/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks applications to provide geotechnical architect-engineering services in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Corps awards contract for repairs at 980-MW McNary hydropower project

08/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$331,670 Gyllenberg Construction Inc. for emergency gate bulkhead work at the 980-MW McNary hydropower project.

Escondido looking to improve safety at 1.7-MW Lake Wohlford hydropower project

08/10/2012

A recent decision by the Escondido city council should help improve the safety of California's Lake Wohlford Dam and its accompanying 1.7-MW hydropower plant, HydroWorld.com has learned.

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs seeks dam engineers

08/03/2012

The Bureau of Indian Affairs seeks applications from civil engineers to work on dam safety and construction issues in the bureau's Lakewood office.

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