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Dam Safety and Security

09/26/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

Area hydro projects shut down, endangered by California fire

09/26/2014

Several hydropower projects in California's Sierra Nevada shut down temporarily due to danger from a giant California wildfire but no major damage was reported to hydro facilities.

How Canada Deals with Dam Safety Issues

09/25/2014

Canada's push toward the use of a risk-informed approach to dam safety

Upgrading Hebgen Dam to Withstand a Potential Second Earthquake

09/25/2014

Upgrade bring Hebgen Dam up to modern seismic design standards

RusHydro completes stabilization work on 840-MW Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant

09/24/2014

Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro has completed stabilization work on the Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant.

Canada hydro utility seeks consulting engineering services

09/23/2014

Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide consulting engineering services to its hydropower and other operations in Manitoba.

U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

09/17/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of the reservoir of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam in the Southeast United States for a dam safety seismic study.

Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation

09/15/2014

Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have completed the installation of the first steel anchor tendon at the Wanapum Dam.

Brazil seeks dam safety studies to rehabilitate 164 dams

09/12/2014

Brazil's Ministry of National Integration invites expressions of interest to perform dam safety studies for rehabilitation of 164 dams.

Muller named to new position with Reclamation

09/11/2014

Bruce C. Muller, Jr., is now Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

U.S., Iraqi forces repel ISIS advance on 660-MW Haditha hydropower plant

09/10/2014

The United States earlier this week launched more air strikes to help Iraqi and Sunni forces protect Haditha Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Canada utility seeks dam safety spillway rehab design for 67-MW Slave Falls hydro project

09/10/2014

Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to design the dam safety rehabilitation of a spillway of the 67-MW Slave Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

Norway water, energy agency seeks dam safety consultants

09/09/2014

The Norwegian water resources and energy directorate seeks bids from firms to provide dam safety and security consultancy under framework agreements with the agency.

Record rainfall straining infrastructure in American southwest

09/09/2014

Rains brought by Hurricane Norbert are causing record flooding in the southwestern United States, straining dams in Arizona and Nevada, sources report.

U.S. seeks engineering for critical infrastructure, dam safety programs

09/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks applications for pre-qualification for hydraulic/hydrological engineering, modeling and design to support Corps critical infrastructure and dam safety programs.

U.S. extends bidding for dam safety construction at Pine Creek Dam

09/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform dam safety civil construction at Pine Creek Dam on Little River in McCurtain County, Okla.

U.S. awards $132 million contract for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

09/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to Layne Christensen Co. for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

U.S. awards dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $950,088 contract to Aspen Construction Co. for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014

The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being called the most highly-coordinated operation involving U.S., Kurdish and Iraqi combined forces since 2011.


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