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The Lake Leatherwood Dam: Construction, Life, and an Uncertain Future

By Luke Carothers Lake Leatherwood and the dam that created it are located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, nestled snugly in the Boston Mountains region of...

Comprehensive Monitoring of Victoria Dam

Modern Monitoring of Victoria Dam Performed by Sri Lanka Authorities Using Trimble Monitoring Solutions An automated monitoring system, optical total stations, GNSS receivers and other...

Spencer Dam Failure Investigation Provides Lessons to Engineers and Dam Professionals

By Martin Teal, Mark Baker, Robert Ettema, and John Trojanowski In the early morning of March 14, 2019, the Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River in...

Michigan DNR letter pledges $8M to Asian carp barrier at Brandon Road Lock and...

Recent eDNA findings in waters near Lake Michigan underscore need for action Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger today confirmed the commitment of...

Gannett Fleming Wins Outstanding Project Award for Water Impoundment Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland presented Gannett Fleming with an Outstanding Project Award for Maryland American Water’s Bel Air Impoundment project during the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Awards.

Black & Veatch to provide program management services for Colorado dam expansion

Black & Veatch was selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.

Update: Concern at Oroville Spillway triggers evacuation orders

In an update issued Monday evening, Feb. 13, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) said that the primary spillway continues to flow at 100,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and Oroville Lake levels had dropped to 894’ feet.

Prototype of modular precast ‘French Dam’ completed

French Development Enterprises, LLC, Oldcastle Precast, and GEI Consultants announced successful construction and assembly of the first prototype “French Dam” — a modular precast impoundment for construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses.

Michigan DNR’s Dam Management Grant Program now accepting proposals

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced its Dam Management Grant Program is now open for proposals. The fifth year of this grant opportunity will provide $3.35 million in Fiscal Year 2017 to address Michigan’s failing dam infrastructure through the funding of dam removals and critical repair/maintenance.

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