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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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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.

Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following more than a dozen air strikes by the United States on Monday, multiple sources report.

French firm wins dam safety work at Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project

08/15/2014

Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) has awarded a contract to Freyssinet of Chaponost, France, for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

Macedonia seeks supervision of dam safety work at 36.4-MW St. Petka, 82-MW Kozjak

08/12/2014

Macedonia utility AD Elektrarni na Makedonija (Elem) seeks bids for technical supervision of dam safety civil work to be performed at the 36.4-MW St. Petka and 82-MW Kozjak hydroelectric projects in Macedonia.

Reports: ISIS seizes control of Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

08/08/2014

Reports from a number of global outlets say the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has seized control of the 750-MW Mosul Dam, potentially threatening those downstream on the Tigris River.

Kurd forces reportedly foil Islamic militants' takeover of Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

08/05/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces defending 750-MW Mosul Dam reportedly foiled an attempt by troops of Islamic State to seize control of Mosul Dam, the largest dam and hydroelectric project in Iraq.

Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of the 55-MW McArthur Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for remedial waterstop repairs in the upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project.

Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

07/21/2014

During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.

Dam Safety & Security

07/21/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for July 2014

U.S. seeks dam safety construction at Pine Creek Dam

07/15/2014

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

DR Congo seeks dam safety, environmental-social monitoring of 4,800-MW Inga 3

07/09/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on expert panels on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social monitoring of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River.

ASDSO awards two scholarships for dam safety work

07/09/2014

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials has selected Jamie Bond and Emily Keck as the recipients of its 2014-15 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.

Knight Piesold wins OPIC contract for Casecnan Dam safety assessment

07/07/2014

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) has awarded a US$14,900 contract to Knight Piesold to assess potential dam safety issues at the 150-MW Casecnan Dam in the Philippines.

U.S. seeks scour repair at three hydro projects on Arkansas' McClellan-Kerr system

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

20 for 20: Celebrating 20 Years of HydroVision International

06/19/2014

To celebrate HydroVision International's 20th year, HydroWorld.com will highlight a facet of the upcoming conference and exhibition in each of the 20 days leading to the event.

Dam Safety & Security

06/19/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for June 2014

Venezuela seeks tech support for six-unit rehab at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

06/16/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide specialized technical support for rehabilitation of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

FERC seeks dam safety earthquake engineering consultant

06/10/2014

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


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