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    House subcommittee reviews two hydro development resolutions

    Iran begins construction of 1,500-MW Bakhtiari Dam project


    Construction of the massive Bakhtiari Dam is now officially under way thanks to an inauguration of the project by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier this week.

    Pakistan seeks bathymetric equipment for underwater surveying of Punjab State dams


    The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan's Punjab State seeks bids to supply bathymetric equipment for underwater surveying in reservoirs of dams in Punjab State.

    ASCE gives America's dams "D" grade


    A report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives America's dams an overall grade of D.

    Geotechnical survey sought by U.S. at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform geotechnical survey work at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

    Malawi seeks more consultants for Shire River control, management program


    Malawi has issued additional solicitations for consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program.

    Fish ladder repairs begin at Oregon's Leaburg Dam


    Efforts to repair a fish ladder at Oregon's Leaburg Dam are under way, sources report.

    Brazil sends troops to ensure safety at 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project


    A request by Brazilian Minister of Mining and Energy Edison Lobao has led to the deployment of troops at the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

    U.S. seeks bids to refurbish expansion joints at Brock Reservoir


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to refurbish expansion joints in the inlet canal of Warren H. Brock Reservoir, which stores Colorado River water in the All-American Canal system in California.

    Paraguay seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project


    Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project in Paraguay.

    Reclamation awards contract for bulkhead gates at Hungry Horse hydropower project


    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract worth US$209,397 to Fabrication Products Inc. to supply two river outlet bulkhead gates for Montana's 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project.

    Egypt selects Cemex to supply cement for 32 MW Nile hydroelectric project


    International cement supplier Cemex has been selected to provide materials for a 32 MW hydropower project on Egypt's Nile River, the company has announced.

    Determining Monthly Discharge on the Tapajos River Using a Rainfall-Runoff Model


    By Eurico de Carvalho-Filho, Iara P.G. Machado, Humberto Jacobsen Teixeira, Gabriel S.C. Rocha and Maria Tereza F.R. Campos
    To develop a historical flow profile for hydro projects in Brazil's Tapajos River Basin, a mathematical model was used. Data from this model filled gaps in measurements available from rainflow gauging stations, and data generated correlated well with available rainflow measurements.

    Koteshwar: Case Study of Efficient Development in India


    By R.S.T. Sai and D.V. Singh
    To conform to a tight construction schedule, the owner of the 400 MW Koteshwar project on the Bhagirathi River (a tributary of the Ganges River) in India scrapped many of its previous plans and used a hands-on managerial approach. This innovation enabled the plant to be commissioned ahead of schedule.

    Using Radar to Improve Level Measurement at the Machadinho Plant


    Measurements of the level of water in the reservoir behind Machadinho Dam have been problematic since the hydropower plant for which it impounds water began operating in 2002.

    Inquiry renewed for firms to refurbish three dams at U.S. Marine base


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a request for information on firms capable of performing design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.

    Knight Construction wins contract for rehab work at Corps' Garrison Dam


    Knight Construction and Supply Inc. has been awarded a US$1 million contract to perform flood control tunnel interior repairs at the 517.8-MW Garrison Dam.

    U.S. extends bidding for dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River.

    Reclamation begins dam safety evaluations at Montana's Clark Canyon Dam


    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will conduct an exploratory drilling program at Montana's Clark Canyon Dam in Montana as part of its ongoing dam safety analysis program, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Vietnam seeks expert panel for dam safety program


    Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development seeks a regional expert to serve on an expert panel for its dam safety program.

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