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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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Latest Dam Safety News

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.

Search continues for missing students after Larji Dam discharge

06/10/2014

Rescue work continues along the Beas River in India's Himachal Pradesh after a sudden discharge from the 126-MW Larji hydropower plant washed away up to 25 people Sunday evening.

Albania seeks supervision for rehabilitation of 11 dams

06/05/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation and modernization of 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

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

06/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

NYPA recognized for restoration work at Robert Moses hydropower plant

05/29/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant by the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

Afghans seek dam safety, generation optimization panel for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

05/27/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety and generation optimization advisory panel for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Canada utility seeks spillway, dam core drilling at 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro project

05/23/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform core drilling on the spillway and concrete dam of the 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

U.S. seeks firms for fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

05/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.


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