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Corps awards architect-engineer contract for Great Lakes and Ohio River Division


Tetra Tech/Pond & Co. has won a US$9.5 million contract for architect-engineer services for a range of military and civil works projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

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Reclamation reduces releases from Nimbus Dam during dry spell


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced its plan to reduce flows in the lower American River in order to protect steelhead that will be spawning in January and February.

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French department seeks dams rehab, fish passage construction


France's Somme Department seeks bids to rehabilitate three dams and to construct fish passage at two of them on the Somme River.

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Study confirms potential for hydroelectric power in Ontario's north


A study announced earlier this week by the Ontario Waterpower Association confirms the potential for hydroelectric power development in the province's northern region.

Hydro Buyer's Guide website update provides great new features


An update to the Hydro Buyers' Guide online at provides a clean new look and many updated features, including products and services grouped into seven broad categories for ease of use.

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LIHI certifies two small hydropower plants to end 2013


The Low Impact Hydropower Institute's governing board awarded low-impact certification status to two projects in December.

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Voith's turbines improving fish passage at Holtwood hydroelectric project


Recent expansions to the Holtwood hydropower plant not only improved the 100-year old facility's generating capacity, but also the environment and habitat for fish as well, equipment manufacture Voith Hydro said.

More firms sought for biological studies in U.S. Snake, Columbia basins


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued another call for information on firms able to perform biological studies in the Snake and Columbia river basins of the Pacific Northwest.

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NHA accepting nominations for Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program


The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

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Assessing Options for Managing Sediment during Design of Sambor Dam


By George W. Annandale, Prakash Kaini and Jennifer Patterson
When it comes to passing sediment downstream, proper dam design can make a significant difference. The authors present an alternative design for Sambor Dam in Cambodia that could create a sustainable reservoir with more than 70% of its capacity

Africa's Hydropower Future


By David Appleyard
A gradual process of development has started yielding results for African hydropower, with a swathe of international hydro and associated power export projects under way or planned.

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U.S. extends call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks firms for habitat creation on Lower Colorado River


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms capable of performing design and construction of habitat creation projects on the Lower Colorado River in three states. 

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Canadian government works out loan guarantee for Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects


Canadian officials on Dec. 10 announced the finalization of a federal loan guarantee for Nalcor Energy's Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects.

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U.S. renews call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a call for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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EPRI, NYPA testing concrete crawler robot

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Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says

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ASME releases book on fluid mechanics, water hammer

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