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Video: Oroville Dam Spillway Repair

July 17, 2017 - in Supply, Video, Water

Aerial drone footage from the state Department of Water Resources reveals progress on the Oroville Dam. Shot July 11, the video shows concrete being pumped between the stay-in-place forms. It is part of a new foundation and drainage system for the Lake Oroville…

FOCUS 35 Total Station Monitors Dam For Movement

May 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

Tarn, France, May 23, 2016—At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a Spectra Precision FOCUS 35 robotic total station has just completed…

Building Better Dams Starts with Ecological Insights, Says Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers

September 15, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

Annapolis, Md — Against the backdrop of California’s crippling four-year drought, the state is now soliciting public comments on a controversial proposed…

River Rafting Restricted Near Glen Canyon Dam Due to Giant Unstable Slab of Rock

September 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Officials from the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region have temporarily closed access to the river raft launch near Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, due to an estimated 500,000 pound rock slab that is beginning to slide from the…

Conowingo Dam Above 90 Percent Capacity For Sediment Storage

February 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

The Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River is at about 92 percent capacity for sediment storage according to new U.S. Geological Survey research. Since the dam’s construction in 1929, sediment and nutrients have been building up behind it, being released…

Adjustments to Dam Operation Has Huge Impact on Salmon

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Projects, Water

By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb.…