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    Report card gives America's dams a "D" grade

    Underwater Work: Sonar Scans Reveal Sedimentation Issues with Shoshone Powerplant Intake


    A 20% capacity decrease at the 3-MW Shoshone Powerplant led Bureau of Reclamation personnel to commission an underwater sonar inspection of the penstock and river outlet intakes. Images revealed significant sediment accumulation around the intake that likely is responsible for the decreased generation at the plant.

    Hydro Currents


    Two hydropower development bills in Senate hands

    Malawi seeks construction supervision to upgrade Kamuzu Barrage


    The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide construction supervision to upgrade Kamuzu Barrage to increase Shire River Basin water security for critical uses including hydropower projects.

    Study will evaluate two Manitoba Hydro project proposals


    The Manitoba government has announced the terms of reference that will be used to evaluate Manitoba Hydro's proposal to build two new hydropower projects in the province's northern region, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Austria utility seeks steel for weir, headrace of 89-MW Inn hydro plant construction


    Austria utility Verbund seeks bids to supply hydraulic steel for the weir and headrace of the 89-MW Inn hydro plant construction on the Inn River on the border of Austria and Switzerland.

    Vietnam seeks social, environmental monitoring panel for 260-MW Trung Son hydro project


    Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. seeks consultants to serve on a panel to provide social and environmental monitoring of the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project on Vietnam's Ma River.

    Kenya seeks dam safety panel for six proposed dams, including hydro


    Kenya's Ministry of Water and Irrigation invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydrology, dam engineering, and engineering geology experts on a dam safety panel for development of at least six dams including at least one potential hydroelectric project.

    Dam safety reviews sought for three Canada hydro system dams


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of three dams in its British Columbia hydropower system.

    MWH seeks civil-geotechnical engineer for dam construction in Peru


    International engineer MWH Global invites applications for a senior resident civil/geotechnical engineer to work on a dam construction project for MWH Peru in Arequipa.

    NHA recognizes excellence in hydroelectric power industry


    The National Hydropower Association recognized eight companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) award program for their efforts in developing hydroelectric power and related projects.

    Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project reopens after overhaul


    One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest power plants, the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, is once again producing electricity for local homes and businesses following a three-year overhaul.

    BC Hydro seeks engineer for 126-MW John Hart hydropower plant replacement


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks an independent engineer to oversee the replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydropower plant on behalf of the British Columbia government.

    Preliminary guide for world's largest hydroelectric power event available online now


    Those planning to attend the world's largest event dedicated to the hydroelectric power industry can get a head start on their scheduling with the HydroVision International 2013 Preliminary Event Guide.

    Morocco seeks construction of 45-MW M'dez, 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects


    Morocco's electric utility invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 45-MW M'dez and 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects on Morocco's Sebou River.

    U.S. again seeks flow meter systems for three Utah dams


    The Bureau of Reclamation has issued another solicitation to supply flow meter systems to three Reclamation irrigation and flood control dams in Utah.

    Reclamation's FY 2014 budget request includes dam safety, environmental management allocations


    President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request released this past week identifies a total of US$1.05 billion for the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.

    U.S. seeks boring, excavation for geologic survey near Prado Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for test borehole drilling and test pit excavation for a geologic survey near Prado Dam on California's Santa Ana River.

    Hydroelectric power and infrastructure developer MWH Global opens Ethiopia office


    Hydroelectric power and wet infrastructure developer MWH Global has opened an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which the company said will serve as a hub for its construction, engineering and administrative staff in Africa.

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