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Inspections begin after barge sections hit Marseilles Dam

Sticky Wickets: Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage at Cushman No. 2


Over time, water flowing through the three penstocks at the 90-MW Cushman No. 2 powerhouse resulted in pits and eroded areas on the butterfly valves used to shut off water supply to the turbines.

Spillway Modification at L.L. Anderson Dam Improves Safety and Efficiency


When spillway capacity at L.L. Anderson Dam caused concern to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns Folsom Dam downstream, MWH Global designed modifications to the spillway by increasing its capacity, reducing the risk to the people and communities downstream while maintaining the dam's ability to impound water for domestic and irrigation water supply and power generation.

HydroVision International 2013: A Must-Attend Event for Hydro


Why should you attend HydroVision International 2013? It provides the tools you need to do your job better, all under one roof: the opportunity to attend organization meetings, tour hydro facilities, participate in specialized workshops, hear presentations from high-level speakers, connect with hydro professionals from throughout the world and much more.

Hydro Currents


Senate Energy Committee passes hydroelectric bills to full Senate for voting

French waterways agency seeks inspection, monitoring of dams, reservoirs


France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for inspection and monitoring of dams and reservoirs on the Bourgogne, Briare, and Centre canals in France.

Dam collapses in Vietnam's central highlands


Officials from Vietnam's Gia Lai province said a dam at the Krel 2 hydropower project burst around 3 a.m. local time, damaging factories and flooding hundreds of acres of farmland.

U.S. seeks Red Bluff Diversion Dam decommissioning for fish passage


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

Albania seeks bids for Murriz Thana Dam rehabilitation project


Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection seeks bids for a rehabilitation project to refurbish Murriz Thana Dam in Fier/Shegan, Lushnje Fier, Albania.

Dam safety and design firm announces transition


Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has named Rod Holderbaum as its new Dams and Hydraulics Practice leader, the Pennsylvania-based company has announced.

Rehab contract awarded for France's 2-MW Bimont micro hydro project


Tractebel Engineering SA has been awarded a US$438,390 contract to supervise renovations and foundation drainage of the 2-MW Bimont micro hydroelectric plant.

Myanmar, India scrap two hydroelectric projects


Indian developers have canceled development of two large hydropower projects planned for construction in Myanmar, sources report.

Flooding continues in central Europe


Flooding in south-eastern Europe has pushed hydropower development and its role in managing water flows to the top of the political agenda this week. With multiple deaths reported, the Danube, the Elbe and other major rivers in the region have seen Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic all affected by rising water levels. 

U.S. takes bids for fire safety system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for construction of a fire safety system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Central Europe's dam, hydropower project operators coping with floods


Utilities are being forced to shutter their hydropower projects and dams are proving ineffective as central Europe has been facing its worst flooding in decades.

National Dam Safety Awareness Day commemorates Johnstown disaster


As Elias Unger awoke on the morning of May 31, 1889, he noticed that a record overnight downpour had caused Lake Conemaugh to almost crest the South Fork Dam, located down the hill from his farmhouse in central Pennsylvania.

U.S. extends bidding for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

USSD announces call for papers


The United States Society on Dams has issued a call for papers in anticipation of USSD's 34th Annual Meeting and Conference, which takes place April 7-11, 2014, in San Francisco.

969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project gets boost from China Exim


The Export-Import Bank of China has signed an agreement with the Pakistani government to provide US$448 million for construction of the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project, has learned.

U.S. seeks stoplogs for spillway repair work at Harlan County Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and install stoplogs for spillway repair work to rehabilitate spillway gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

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