Dam Safety

The Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) and Boyce Hydro reached a settlement in connection with the condemnation litigation around four dams owned by Boyce Hydro. In accordance with the settlement agreement, the counties on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District, will obtain ownership of the Boyce Hydro properties, which are the Edenville, Sanford,...
Dam Safety

The Lower Colorado River Authority has completed a nearly two-year project to replace each of the floodgates at its Tom Miller Dam in Austin, Texas, with new floodgates that meet today’s engineering standards. The original gates were installed during construction of the dam in the late 1930s. “We undertook this project to help ensure we...
Dam Safety

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a summary report on the Oroville Dam Safety Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), initiated in January 2018 to identify dam safety and operational needs after reconstruction of the spillways damaged in February 2017. A team of experts, including an independent review board (IRB) of dam safety experts,...
Dam Safety

The upcoming HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event really does offer something for everyone, with nearly 20 different content sessions over four days, divided up by several topics. HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting this completely virtual experience on November 16-19, 2020. The HYDROVISION Exchange will kick off with a powerful keynote address — featuring Bonneville...
Dam Safety

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has completed work on a safety project at Boca Dam. Boca Dam, 27 miles west of Reno on the Little Truckee River in California, provides flood protection for Reno and Sparks, Nevada. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife, power generation and drought supplies...
Business

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has released a Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge. According to the institute’s website, the statement is the result of a diverse range of organizations, companies, government agencies and universities committed to charting hydropower’s role in a U.S. clean energy future in...
Dam Safety

Skanska has signed a contract worth NOK508 million (US$55.5 million) with Statkraft Energi AS to refurbish and upgrade four dams and one flood gate in Norway. The dams impound reservoirs for the 15-MW Gråsjø and 130-MW Trollheim hydroelectric power plants in Surnadal and Rindal municipalities. The dams at Gråsjø are reservoirs for the power plant...
Dam Safety

Rezatec, in association with Detection Services, will provide geospatial analytics to monitor structural and environmental change at Hunter Water’s Grahamstown Dam until 2023. After a successful initial deployment, which proved correlation of Rezatec’s analytical insights with previous events and subsequent works, Hunter Water has moved forward with a three-year subscription to monitor the dam in...