News from North America

News about the hydro market in the U.S. and Canada, including studies of development potential, plant rehabilitation work and new technologies.

World Regions-388_2903568
Hydro TC Seperator Image v2

Latest North America News



News about recent job changes in the hydro industry for March 2014

Dam Safety & Security


Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for March 2014

R&D Forum


Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from March 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics


News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for March 2014

Canadian News


The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from March 2014

Industry News


News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for 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.

Elements of Success in Tidal Energy Development


The successful deployment of the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project demonstrates key elements of tidal energy development that can benefit future projects.

Aboriginal Project Ownership on the Kapuskasing River


The 22-MW Kapuskasing waterpower project in Ontario, Canada, successfully demonstrates a new business model for hydropower as it brings together three Aboriginal communities, a municipality, and a private developer in a strategic development partnership, sharing equity equally between community and developer.

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).

Hot Topics in Dam Safety


Who better to tell us what the hot topics are with regard to dams than our readers? Here we present the top 10 most-read dams and civil structures stories of 2013, based on page views at

Replacing a Failed Runner at the Stockton Plant


Work is under way to replace the single turbine at the 45.2-MW Stockton Power Plant on the Sac River in Missouri. The original unit suffered from blade failure in February 2009 that was attributed to rough operation. The new unit will increase capacity of the facility to 53.5 MW and be commissioned in mid-2014.

Hydro Currents


The latest hydroelectric power news and information for March 2014

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.

In-conduit hydroelectric power bill awaits governor's signature


Legislation recognizing in-conduit hydroelectric power has been approved by Washington's state Senate.

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.

Wanapum Dam stabilizing after water levels drop


Officials with the Grant County Public Utilities District report that a cracked area on a Wanapum Dam spillway are stabilizing as water levels behind the dam have dropped.

Pimley named interim commisioner of Reclamation


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has appointed Lowell Pimley as the Bureau of Reclamation's acting commissioner.

Most Read Articles