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TVA Handles Debris from Heavy Rains at Dams

Amid the wettest February in recorded history, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) held back more than 3.5 trillion gallons of water to help prevent over $1.6 billion in flood damage across the Tennessee Valley in February.

North Dakota infrastructure earns overall grade of “C” from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) North Dakota Section released the inaugural Report Card for North Dakota’s Infrastructure, giving eight categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a “C.”

AI-equipped robots develop situational awareness to inspect underwater infrastructure

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology are developing algorithms that teach robots to adapt to the constantly changing dynamics of the sea in order to address one of our nation’s greatest concerns: protecting and preserving our aging water-rooted infrastructure

Addressing Aging Dams

Portland State University study finds it may be cheaper to remove dams than repair them. A new study by Portland State University researchers finds billions...

House clears Water Resources Development Act

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 (H.R. 8), bipartisan legislation that provides for improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.

Utah Water Research Lab team constructs scale model of Oroville Spillway

Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.

New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams

There is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges.
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