Dam Safety

Sunday, May 31, is National Dam Safety Awareness Day in the U.S. According to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, this is a day dedicated to remembering the lessons learned from past dam failures; pushing for strong dam safety programs; encouraging investment in America’s critical infrastructure; and rededicating ourselves to the effective public-private partnerships...
Dam Safety

The Wyoming Area Office of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation says it is preparing for contract construction work at Alcova Dam following the 2020 irrigation season. “Completion of this project is important in order to ensure the continued reliability of the spillway structure,” said Wyoming Area Manager Carlie Ronca. “It includes replacing...
Dam Safety

Two dams have failed in Michigan, leading to the evacuation of many people in Midland County. Edenville Dam is on the border of Midland and Gladwin counties, on the Tittabawassee River. Its failure led to the reported failure of Sanford Lake Dam downstream. The two failures forced evacuations in Midland County, and the governor has...
Dams and Civil Structures

On June 3, Hydro Review will be hosting a webcast that provides attendees a virtual workshop on inspection, repair and maintenance of civil infrastructure assets. Attendees will learn valuable information on best practices for condition assessment and repair of both above ground and underwater structures – including penstocks and pipelines, concrete structures, equipment foundations and...
New Development

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a PKR442 billion (US$2.76 billion) agreement with the Power China-FWO joint venture for construction of the Diamer Basha Dam Project diversion system, main dam, access bridge and 21-MW Tangir Hydropower Project. This signing is part of the company’s efforts to move forward with work on...
Pumped Storage Hydro

The 300-MW Mount Gilboa Pumped Storage project in Israel has begun commercial operations, according to a LinkedIn post from G.H. Development. The US$500 million project is located 60 km east of Haifa. It generates 3,000 MWh of electricity annually and took five years to construct. According to Electra, the project was established by a special...
Dams and Civil Structures

In Uganda, Lake Victoria’s water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century posing a threat to the country’s hydropower plants. The east African country relies almost entirely on four hydroelectric power dams on the River Nile, which is fed by Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is a massive trans-boundary body of water...