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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

07/31/2015

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

Boone Lake seepage

TVA chooses solution to rehab Boone Dam seepage

07/30/2015

Tennessee Valley Authority has arrived at a proposed repair project to correct water seepage and erosion at Boone Dam.

Canada utility seeks dam safety reviews for three Nelson River hydro projects

07/29/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform three separate dam safety reviews of three hydroelectric projects on Manitoba's Nelson River.

ASDSO awards dam safety scholarship to South Carolina student

07/24/2015

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has awarded its 2015-16 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship to Timothy Sabins, a senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College majoring in civil and environmental engineering.  

Cannonsville Dam leaking

Cannonsville Dam: Work being performed to repair leak at future hydro site

07/24/2015

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced work is under way to repair Cannonsville Dam, which has been leaking muddy water.

Dam safety part of USSD call for papers, deadline approaches

07/20/2015

Members of the United States Society on Dams (USSD) and the International Commission on Large Dams, and all professionals involved in dams, levees and water resources engineering are invited to submit abstracts for proposed papers, oral presentations and/or posters for the USSD annual conference.

U.S. again extends bidding for boat barrier at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

07/08/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to construct a floating boat barrier across the Snake River above the 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam hydroelectric project in Washington. 

Reclamation, New Mexico State partner for UAV dam safety program

07/06/2015

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced a partnership with New Mexico State University to develop a dam inspection program that uses unmanned aircraft systems.

U.S. extends bidding for boat barrier at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

07/01/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to construct a floating boat barrier across the Snake River above the 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

Gregory named chair of GEI

Gregory named chairman of GEI’s board of directors

07/01/2015

Gillian M. Gregory, PhD, is the new chairman of GEI Consultants Inc.’s Board of Directors.

Dam Safety and Security

06/29/2015

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

U.S. extends bid date for dam safety construction at Addicks, Barker dams in Texas

06/29/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for dam safety construction at Addicks and Barker dams, which protect the Houston area from flooding.

China's Three Gorges hydropower plant accused of causing landslide

06/29/2015

China's massive Three Gorges Dam is being blamed for causing a landslide that killed at least two and injured several others in the southwestern Wushan County.

How Seattle City Light Personnel Became Fire and Rescue Experts

06/26/2015

In "The Great Northwest," a hydroelectric project owner partnered with local communities to improve the level of safety and security in and around its facilities by taking the initiative to train company personnel to regulatory standards as emergency responders.

Spillway collapse at Erity Dam results from unattended dam safety needs

06/25/2015

On June 22 after unusually higher than normal seasonal amounts of rain, according to local officials, the right spillway of Erity Dam collapsed. Erity Dam is a 102-year-old concrete gravity dam on the River Rouge in Beverly Hills Village, Mich., a suburb of Detroit.  

Lake Delhi Dam failure

Work slows on Lake Delhi Dam construction after a temporary wall fails

06/18/2015

A temporary steel construction wall placed at the site to aid installation of the new Lake Delhi Dam failed June 14.

U.S. seeks boat barrier for 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

06/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to construct a floating boat barrier across the Snake River above the 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

U.S. sets bid date for dam safety construction at Addicks, Barker dams in Texas

06/10/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for dam safety construction at Addicks and Barker dams, which protect the Houston area from flooding.

Nigeria reissues call for dam safety experts to review seven dams, reservoir

06/10/2015

The government of Nigeria has reissued a call for expressions of interest from dam safety experts to serve on a panel to review and advise on dam safety and other critical aspects of seven dams and a reservoir in Nigeria.

Quebec commissioner disappointed by lack of dam safety efforts

06/04/2015

A June 2015 report released by the Quebec Commissioner of Sustainable Development, M. Jean Cinq-Mars, said, “The Environment Department has not done its work to ensure that the province’s dams are safe.”  

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