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Corps seeks civil construction of basin for Charleroi Locks, Dam in Pennsylvania


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

MWH Global chairman shares insight during HydroVision International keynote


Speaking to hundreds gathered during HydroVision International 2013's opening session earlier this week, MWH Global chairman and CEO Alan Krause shared his insight and experience gained in developing hydroelectric power on an international scale.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish dikes at 38-MW Glendo Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Regional Office seeks bids to refurbish dikes at 38-MW Glendo Dam in Wyoming.

Reclamation awards contract for dam safety civil work


The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$45.7 million contract to Suulutaaq Inc. for dam safety civil construction, including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam.

Share your pictures from Denver using #HydroVisionIntl


Be sure to use the #HydroVisionIntl hashtag whenever you post pictures from HydroVision International 2013 and we'll post the best pictures from this year's event at the end of every day.

Ethiopia awards contract for hydropower project feasibility studies


The Ethiopian government has awarded a US$1.5 million contract to conduct feasibility studies for the 1,060-MW Tams hydropower project.

Download the free HydroVision International 2013 companion app


With everything HydroVision International 2013 has to offer, navigating the world's largest hydroelectric power event might seem overwhelming.

German utility seeks to expand upper, lower reservoirs of 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage


Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for construction to expand the upper and lower reservoirs of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany's Mittweida River.

U.S. hydropower operator seeks systems to control quagga, zebra mussels


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to provide underwater pulsed pressure generating systems and expertise to control invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Industry professionals to address workforce retention, cultivation during upcoming discussion


As the Hydro Research Foundation has noted, many of the "Baby Boomers" who helped design, construct and operate hydropower projects across the globe are nearing retirement age, making it essential to fill those positions with a new generation of qualified workers.



ABB CEO Hogan resigns, succeeded by Spiesshofer

Dam Safety & Security


Senate passes federal dam safety act

Another Benefit of Hydro: Return of the Salmon Festival Unites Conservation and History


Serving as a modern form of a traditional Native American custom, the Return of the Salmon Festival at Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek in northern California celebrates the rich cultural heritage surrounding the salmon and steelhead species in the river.

Sticky Wickets: Correcting Trashrack Failure at a Pumped-Storage Plant


After the December 2005 failure of the 450-MW Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage plant, Ameren Missouri personnel discovered portions of the draft tube trashracks from the lower reservoir while cleaning out the tailrace.

International Dams Meeting Comes to Seattle in August


The International Commission on Large Dams is holding its 81st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., in August. This event is structured for those involved with the development, operation and maintenance of critical water resource infrastructure for dams around the world.

Analyzing the Effects of a Dam Breach on the Lower Susquehanna River


Simulating the failure of Safe Harbor Dam during "sunny day" and probable maximum flood conditions allowed the determination of the depth, duration and extent of flooding, as well as the elapsed time from dam failure to flood wave arrival at selected locations downstream.

Corps sets industry day for emergency dam repair, infrastructure work in eastern U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled an industry day on proposed emergency dam repair and other infrastructure work in the eastern United States.

System for Waterproofing Dam Overcomes Site Challenges


When previous repairs to the downstream buttresses of Daniel Johnson Dam did not provide long-term satisfactory performance, waterproofing was required to restore the appearance and watertightness of the structure.

Hydro Currents


Presidential climate change memorandum includes hydroelectric power

Experts meeting to discuss dam safety in Denver


Dam safety is an issue around the world with billions living in areas that could potentially be affected by infrastructure failure.

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