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Sediment Management for Rangit Dam in India


Rangit River, a major tributary of River Teesta, in the Eastern Himalaya supplies the 60 MW Rangit Hydro Power Station which was commissioned in February 2000 by NHPC. However, the river transports a large quantity of silt with its water during the monsoon months of May to September and during an incident in 2006 the project's powerhouse was flooded.

Selecting Sustainability for Hydropower Designs


The hydropower industry has expended tremendous effort to ensure that new projects are developed with environmental and social sustainability in mind.

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


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.

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OWA adds to best practices for hydroelectric power developers


The Ontario Waterpower Association has released two new best management practices (BMPs) for hydroelectric power development in conjunction with Canada Water Week.

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Upgrade Improves Usefulness of FERC Notices on


Subscribers to the premium content portion of the website now can access email addresses for contacts at hydroelectric projects licensed or permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Angola seeks water resources plan for hydro-rich Cuanza River


Angola's National Water Directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop an integrated water resources management plan for the hydropower-rich Cuanza River.

Hydro Hall of Fame who's who of industry history


For those who have never traveled to America's heartland or might otherwise be unfamiliar with it, there's an old honky-tonk located on the corner of Easton and Main in Tulsa called Cain's Ballroom.

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Evaluations continue at Grant PUD's Wanapum Dam


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.

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Brazil state seeks water resource plan for Pium River Basin


Brazil's Tocantins State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a water resource plan for the Pium River Basin in Tocantins.

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U.S. seeks design, habitat creation projects on Lower Colorado River


The Bureau of Reclamation invites applications for qualification to perform design and construction of habitat creation projects on the Lower Colorado River in three states.

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World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote


The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that Meike van Ginneken of the World Bank will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

Canadian News


The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from March 2014

Tech Briefs


Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March 2014

Squeaky Clean: Remote-Controlled Dam Washer Gets the Job Done


Cleaning house takes on a different meaning at Tacoma Power's hydroelectric projects. In the past, when moss needed to be removed from the face of the dams, employees at the company's seven western Washington dams found themselves in a precarious position: hanging from a safety harness, being lowered down the side of a dam by ropes.

A Model to Predict Juvenile Salmon Swim Paths


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.

Partnering to Mitigate TDG through Spillway Modifications


Seattle City Light and Avista Corporation combined their knowledge to study, test and develop a method to modify the spillways at two dams to reduce total dissolved gas (TDG).

Perspectives: Who Are You?


PennWell's Hydro Group recently completed an insightful study of the demographic make-up of professionals working in the hydro sector.

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


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.

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Brazil state seeks two basin water resource plans


Brazil's Bahia State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare water resource plans for the Verde and Jacare River Basin and for the Itapicuru River Basin in Bahia.

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Hydroelectric power key in Manitoba Hydro, Great River Energy memorandum


A recently signed memorandum of understanding will investigate the sale of up to 600 MW of electricity from Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro to American power cooperative Great River Energy.

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