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    FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

    Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities


    Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

    Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says


    Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to be successful, according to initial results reported by the Grant County Public Utilities District.

    ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill


    Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

    Floods affecting northeastern dams, hydropower plants


    Flooding along the central New York/Pennsylvania border is causing concern for dam and hydropower project operators.

    U.S. extends bidding for fall protection upgrade at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the fall protection system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

    NYPA selects contractors for work at Niagara hydropower project


    The New York Power Authority has awarded a pair of contracts worth US$20 million for work on the company's Niagara hydropower project.

    Canada utility seeks dam safety reviews of three dams, hydro projects


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to conduct dam safety reviews at three dams, including sites of two hydro projects, in its Bridge River generating system in British Columbia.

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


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

    Investigation of cracked Wanapum Dam monolith pier continues


    A team has completed drilling six investigative holes into Wanapum Dam's spillway pier monolith No. 4 as the Grant County Public Utilities District continues its examining a fracture found earlier this year.

    Afghans seek dam safety, environmental-social panels for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project


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

    Corps awards contract for Chief Joseph Dam inclinometers


    Holt Services Inc. has won a US$74,825 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform drilling to replace inclinometers monitoring what the agency called a "massive landslide" on the left bank at Chief Joseph Dam.

    USSD annual conference begins next week


    The United States Society of Dams will convene in San Francisco this coming week for its 34th Annual Meeting and Conference.

    Ontario Waterpower Association, Parks Canada announce canal management collaboration


    The Ontario Waterpower Association and Parks Canada have announced a collaboration to manage and develop the hydroelectric power potential of Ontario's national historic canal system.

    Evaluations continue at Grant PUD's Wanapum Dam


    The Grant County Public Utilities District will work with contractor Kuney-Goebel JV and subcontractors to begin investigative drilling after a crack was discovered in Wanapum Dam's pier monolith No. 4 in February.

    Canadian Dam Association accepting abstracts for 2014 conference


    The Canadian Dam Association is now inviting abstracts for papers and presentations for the 2014 CDA Conference.

    Dam Safety & Security


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

    Hot Topics in Dam Safety


    Who better to tell us what the hot topics are with regard to dams than our readers? Here we present the top 10 most-read dams and civil structures stories of 2013, based on page views at HydroWorld.com.

    Wanapum Dam stabilizing after water levels drop


    Officials with the Grant County Public Utilities District report that a cracked area on a Wanapum Dam spillway are stabilizing as water levels behind the dam have dropped.

    Corps awards contract for seepage barrier construction at Bolivar Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$44.2 million contract to Treviicos South Inc. to construct a dam safety seepage barrier at Ohio's Bolivar Dam.

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