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Fish passage bidding extended again by U.S. at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

09/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Final blast removes last hydro project on Washington's Elwha River

08/28/2014

A final explosion Aug. 26 removed the remains of 12-MW Glines Canyon Dam, fully opening the Elwha River to salmon passage in Washington's Olympic National Park.

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014

The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region has awarded a contract to Siemens SA to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region.

Deadline approaching for 2014 Power Engineering & REW Projects of the Year award nominations

08/26/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World 2014 Projects of the Year awards program.

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

U.S. park service seeks consulting for FERC licensing work

08/25/2014

The National Park Service seeks proposals to provide environmental consulting services for its participation in hydropower licensing, Wild and Scenic Rivers issues and other projects.

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to increase, USBR says

08/18/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase its water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead in Water Year 2015, following the recent completion of its monthly operational study.

U.S. again extends bidding for fish passage overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

FERC draft EIS backs relicensing three Susquehanna River hydro projects

08/13/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of three hydroelectric projects totaling 1,394.41 MW on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

PacifiCorp to draw down hydropower reservoirs to ease Interior water shortage

08/13/2014

In response to drought in the U.S. West, utility PacifiCorp has agreed to release flows from its hydroelectric project reservoirs on the Klamath River as needed to aid the Bureau of Reclamation's responsibilities for endangered fish, tribal obligations and irrigation downstream.

Pakistan seeks project management, ecological management for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/12/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks expressions of interest for project management and for an ecological-biodiversity plan for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

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