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Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant Hosts Annual Wildlife Festival

06/19/2014

Aspiring entrepreneurs have tried to capture the raw power of Niagara Falls since the late 1800s and, in the process, helped develop the science behind low-cost, reliable hydroelectricity.

U.S. agency seeks bids to review license studies of 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

06/04/2014

The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids to assist the agency in review of fisheries and aquatic studies for the proposed 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project on Alaska's upper Susitna River.

French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Testing to Improve Fish Passage through the Ice Harbor Turbines

05/20/2014

Substantial efforts are under way at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 603-MW Ice Harbor hydropower project in Washington State to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead passing through the turbines.

Lausanne awards contract for Lavey hydropower project intake, fish passage equipment

05/07/2014

The city of Lausanne has awarded a US$4.4 million contract to Hans Kunz GmbH for the supply of equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion to the 930MW Lavey hydroelectric project.

U.S. extends bidding to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Endangered Species Consultation: Why Does it Take so Long?

04/23/2014

Navigating through the stages of licensing or relicensing a hydropower project can be a lengthy process. However, there are steps to make the endangered species consultation portion easier to manage.

Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says

04/17/2014

Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to be successful, according to initial results reported by the Grant County Public Utilities District.

U.S. reissues PIT tag tender for Northwest fish passage studies

04/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

U.S. seeks lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects

04/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to perform a lamprey migration and passage study at four hydroelectric projects on the lower Snake River.

Investigation of cracked Wanapum Dam monolith pier continues

04/02/2014

A team has completed drilling six investigative holes into Wanapum Dam's spillway pier monolith No. 4 as the Grant County Public Utilities District continues its examining a fracture found earlier this year.

U.S. seeks fish pump system valve, channel modification at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bids to replace a currently inaccessible 10-inch valve in the fish pump system of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks biological studies in U.S. Snake, Columbia basins

03/31/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small firms able to perform biological studies in the Snake and Columbia river basins of the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. seeks instream flow measurement to protect fish habitat in Idaho forests

03/19/2014

The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform hydrologic and aquatic resource measurement to help protect fish habitat on Forest Service lands in the Intermountain West.

Evaluations continue at Grant PUD's Wanapum Dam

03/13/2014

The Grant County Public Utilities District will work with contractor Kuney-Goebel JV and subcontractors to begin investigative drilling after a crack was discovered in Wanapum Dam's pier monolith No. 4 in February.

A Model to Predict Juvenile Salmon Swim Paths

03/07/2014

The relation between measured fish swim paths and flow field information can be represented by probability distributions. These distributions, together with a particle tracking algorithm, can be used to predict fish behavior under various flow conditions not only at the site where swim paths were measured but also at other locations.

U.S. seeks firms to replace valve in fish pump system at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

03/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace a currently inaccessible 10-inch valve in the fish pump system of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks firms to repair fish pump at 980-MW McNary Dam

02/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of repairing Fishpump 2 at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Corps seeks firms for lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects

02/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform a lamprey migration and passage study at four hydroelectric projects on the lower Snake River.

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