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U.S. seeks firms able to repair dam joints at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform specific drilling and grouting services to repair failed monolith joint waterstops at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

U.S. extends call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Reclamation employee dies after falling at Pinto Dam construction site


Holger “Hal” Jensen died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall at a construction site at Pinto Dam in Washington, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

B&H International to provide bearing heat exchanger plates for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a contract to B&H Internatinoal to provide bearing heat exchanger replacement plates for the 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

U.S. again extends call to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant


The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at the 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant in Washington.

Cambodia seeks collaboration despite criticism of Lower Se San 2 hydro project


Cambodia is moving forward with development of the Lower Se San 2 hydropower project and is seeking support from surrounding nations.

Guadeloupe government names contractor for dam safety, monitoring services


The government of Guadeloupe has awarded a US$352,875 contract to Antea France-Agence Antilles Guyane of Guadeloupe for auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam.

Gestra-Stanley wins contract for Corps dam services


Gestra-Stanley Joint Venture has won a US$9 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps dams and other project in the Mississippi Valley and Midwest.

Dam safety work sought on three dams at U.S. Marine base


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.

Hibbard Inshore provides underwater services at Australia's Snowy Mountain hydropower project


Underwater services provider Hibbard Inshore has completed another round of inspections of Australia's 3,756-MW Snowy Mountains hydropower project using its tethered vehicles, the Michigan-based company has announced.



Jones named power supply and environmental affairs officer

Dam Safety & Security


FEMA releases Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Avista Fund: Being a Good Neighbor


The bluesy tune of a saxophone is heard through the trees by more than 1,000 attendees at a blues festival at Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon, Mont.

U.S. seeks maintenance bulkheads for construction at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate auxiliary maintenance bulkheads at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky. 

El Salvador extends pre-qualification for redesigned 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydro project


El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification to construct the 65.8-MW El Chaparral hydroelectric project.

TVA seeks candidates for dam safety review board


The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking candidates for positions on its Dam Safety Independent Review Board (IRB), which serves in an advisory role to TVA's Dam Safety Officer.

Kananaskis Celebrates 100-Year Power Generation Legacy


In recognition of its 100 years of continuous operation that have resulted in a reliable supply of clean electricity for the province of Alberta, Canada, TransAlta Corp.'s 19-MW Kananaskis facility has been added to the 2013 Hydro Hall of Fame.

Hydro Currents


Two federal RPS proposals include hydroelectric power

Perspectives: When is Dam Removal the Best Option?


We report on dam removal fairly regularly on our website,, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

Mott MacDonald selected to monitor construction of Peru's 406-MW Chaglla hydroelectric project


The Bank of New York Mellon has appointed Mott MacDonald as an independent engineer to monitor construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydroelectric project in Peru.

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