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Aboriginal Project Ownership on the Kapuskasing River

03/07/2014

The 22-MW Kapuskasing waterpower project in Ontario, Canada, successfully demonstrates a new business model for hydropower as it brings together three Aboriginal communities, a municipality, and a private developer in a strategic development partnership, sharing equity equally between community and developer.

Hot Topics in Dam Safety

03/07/2014

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.

Hydro Currents

03/07/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for March 2014

Perspectives: Who Are You?

03/07/2014

PennWell's Hydro Group recently completed an insightful study of the demographic make-up of professionals working in the hydro sector.

Wanapum Dam

Wanapum Dam stabilizing after water levels drop

03/06/2014

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.

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Corps awards contract for seepage barrier construction at Bolivar Dam

03/04/2014

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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Drawdown under way after crack discovered in Wanapum Dam spillway

03/04/2014

A drawdown of water behind Washington's Wanapum Dam continued today as crews work on stabilizing a crack discovered on one of the dam's spillway sections, the Grant County Public Utilities District said.

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam flaws possibly linked to cost-cutting measures

03/03/2014

Changes to the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam's design made more than a decade ago could have contributed to the flaws that have caused the displacement thousands of families earlier this year.

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Corps awards additional architect-engineer contract for Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

02/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.5 million contract to a Jacobs/Stantec joint venture for a range of military and civil works projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Isabella Dam

U.S. seeks stone processing, testing for Isabella Dam

02/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform stone processing and aggregate testing at the site of Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

John Day hydropower plant

Corps issues contract for monolith repairs at John Day hydropower plant

02/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$564,000 to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for drilling and grouting services at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant in Oregon.

French water utility seeks dam safety improvements to Graon Dam

02/25/2014

A French municipal water supplier seeks bids to perform dam safety improvements to Graon Dam on the Graon River in France's Vendee Department.

Chief Joseph Dam

U.S. seeks drilling for inclinometers in landslide area of 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

02/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform drilling to replace inclinometers monitoring what the Corps called a "massive landslide" on the left bank of 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Russell Dam

Corps seeks firms for work on hydro, dams, other sites in Southeast

02/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.

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Macedonia extends pre-qualification to construct Konsko Dam, hydro project

02/19/2014

The Macedonia government has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct Konsko Dam, which is to include a hydroelectric project, on Macedonia's Konsko River at Gevgelija.

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Construction of 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydropower project 75% complete, RusHydro says

02/18/2014

Work on the 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydropower plant is now 75% complete, Russian utility and project developer JSC RusHydro said.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic begins work on 18-MW Monte Grande hydropower project

02/14/2014

Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina inaugurated construction of the 18-MW Monte Grande hydropower plant earlier this week.

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Malawi seeks dam safety review panel for Kamuzu Barrage, Diamphwe Dam

02/12/2014

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety design expert panel for Kamuzu Barrage and Diamphwe Multi-purpose Dam in Malawi's Shire River Basin.

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Corps seeks information on classroom instruction in dam seismic stability

02/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from firms interested in providing classroom instruction on seismic stability of earthen dams for Corps employees.

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Burundi seeks dam design review for 31.5-MW Jiji hydroelectric project

02/11/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to review design of the dam for the 31.5-MW Jiji hydroelectric project proposed for Burundi's Jiji River.

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