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    U.S. seeks PIT tag suppliers for Northwest fish passage research


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to supply large quantities of passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

    Lucid Energy receives NSF certification for in-conduit hydro turbines


    Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has received NSF certification for its in-conduit hydro turbine systems, the company announced.

    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.

    U.S. seeks bids to replace fishway hoists at 810-MW Little Goose


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement hoists on the north shore fishway entrance at 810-MW Little Goose Dam, on the Snake River in Washington.

    IHA, hydroelectric power sector observe U.N.'s World Water Day


    The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is calling upon the hydroelectric power sector to use World Water Day as an opportunity to extol the virtues of hydropower as a means of managing water resources throughout the world.

    Senate committee approves Obama's nominee for Secretary of the Interior


    President Barack Obama's nominee to take over the U.S. Department of the Interior passed the first hurdle on the way to confirmation yesterday with a 19-3 bipartisan vote in her favor.

    Low water levels could affect Vietnamese hydroelectric power producer EVN


    Low water levels might soon make it difficult for utility Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) to produce hydroelectric power, according to a recent report from Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

    Tidal Technologies Drive Commercialization in the UK


    By Tildy Bayar
    Tidal technologies in the UK are closer to commercialization than wave technologies because of the similarities of tidal unit designs between companies. Together, tidal and wave resources offer the potential to generate up to 20% of the UK's electricity needs.

    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.

    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.

    Marrone's invasive species control system approved by four northeastern states


    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has received Certificates of Pesticide Registration from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont for a biopesticide product designed to control invasive quagga and zebra mussels at hydropower projects.

    Alberta committee prepares report on hydro development


    A report produced by the Alberta Legislature's Resource Stewardship Committee could help increase hydroelectric power in the northern part of the province, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    MWH earns honors for hydropower project, fish protection work


    A trio of hydroelectric power- and dam-related MWH Global projects have received "Outstanding Project" awards from the California region of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

    France's CNR renews call for 700-kW fishway generator at 60-MW Sauveterre hydro project


    Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) has renewed a call for bids to supply hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for a fish passage structure and 700-kW mini-hydro plant at the 60-MW Sauveterre hydropower project on France's Rhone River.

    MWH Global Chairman and CEO to share insight at upcoming hydroelectric power event


    MWH Global President and CEO Alan J. Krause will serve as a keynote speaker for HydroVision International, the world's largest hydroelectric power conference and exhibition, sharing his insight gained from decades of experience working in the global hydropower industry.

    Mesh for fish screens sought by U.S. for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for fish screens at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    Total dissolved gas monitoring sought at three U.S. Northwest hydro projects


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform total dissolved gas and temperature monitoring at three hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River Basin.

    U.S. seeks 50,000 PIT tags for fish passage studies in Columbia hydropower system


    The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids from small businesses to supply 50,000 passive integrated transponder tags for use in fish passage studies in the federal Columbia River Basin hydropower system.

    Obama makes nominations for government agencies


    President Barack Obama has submitted his nominations for new heads of the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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