Canadian dam faces evaluation after heavy flooding

ALAMEDA, Saskatchewan, Canada 12/14/11 (PennWell) — The Saskatchewan government will re-examine the safety of its Alameda Dam following a period of unprecedented flooding earlier this year, Canadian news sources report.

Questions about the dam’s condition were first addressed in a study conducted by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority in Oct. 2011, and the province has contracted engineering firm Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. “to conduct further investigations and analyses,” according to a government release.

The 43-meter-tall Almeda Dam was constructed in 1995 and has a reservoir capacity of 105,000 decameters. It is owned by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and supplies water to both Saskatchewan and North Dakota.

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