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USSD Joins Forces with The Nature Conservancy

The U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) announces a Memorandum of Understanding with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), designed to facilitate collaboration between USSD and TNC to advance the joint interest of ensuring the nation’s dams and levees are sited, operated, maintained and decommissioned in a way that meets the evolving needs of society. The two organizations […]

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USSD and ASDSO Issue Joint Statement on Oroville Spillway Incident Investigation

05/26/17 The United States Society on Dams (USSD) and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) have released the following statement: Oroville Press Release – May 2017  The article references the following documents: Resumes of Oroville Investigation Team Members Memorandum

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United States Society on Dams joins Infrastructure Week 2017

For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Media Contact: Gene Guilford, gene@ussdams.org / 860-989-0756   United States Society on Dams Joins Infrastructure Week 2017 Infrastructure Week – May 15-19, 2017 – is a week-long series of events raising awareness about why it is #TimeToBuild better infrastructure for our country [Denver, CO., April 20, 2017] – Today, the […]

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Making American Hydropower Great Again

In recent remarks to an industry roundtable, President Donald Trump said, “You know, hydropower is a great, great form of power. But we don’t even talk about it anymore because the permits are virtually impossible. [Hydropower] is one of the best things you can do, but we don’t even talk about it anymore.” For those […]

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Nature Conservancy Releases Results of Lake Champlain Basin Dam Study

Montpelier, VT, April 4, 2017—The Nature Conservancy has published the results of its Dam Screening Tool for the Lake Champlain Basin. The Dam Screening Tool assessed four-hundred dams and categorized them into five tiers based on the significance of their ecological impacts on Vermont’s waterways, such as blocked fish passage and fragmentation of river ecosystems. […]

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Rye Development Receives FERC License for Allegheny Lock and Dam 2 Hydropower Project to be Located at Riverfront 47 as Part of Innovative Partnership

BOSTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Rye Development announced today the receipt of a hydropower license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Allegheny 2 Hydroelectric Project, a 17-Megawatt facility, which will be located on the Allegheny No. 2 Lock and Dam owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Rye Development and […]

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How Nikola Tesla Harnessed The Power Of Niagara Falls

Can you imagine if we were still walking around at night using candles to light our way, or heating our homes only by fire? Sure, it’s romantic and nostalgic to do that once in a while, but at the end of the day, society would look extremely different without the use of electricity. advertisement – […]

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Surge of hydropower could force cutbacks of solar, wind

An abundance of rain and snowfall this winter has teed up what’s expected to be a bountiful year for hydroelectricity production in California, as reservoirs recover from five years of drought. But the projected rise in hydropower could force the state to sharply cut back on the amount of power produced from other sources, particularly […]

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Hide-A-Way Hills completes new dam

HIDE-A-WAY HILLS, PA – For the first time since 2014, the Hide-A-Way Hills community will have full access to the private community’s largest lake after completing dam construction late last year. Hide-A-Way Hills Club residents privately funded a $3 million dam construction project to restore the 110-acre Lake of Four Seasons after problems were discovered […]

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Safety stressed in renovation of 86-year-old dam

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – Though much remains unknown as to the kind of reconstruction program that will be done to modernize the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District’s Meander Reservoir dam, MVSD President Matt Blair says the safety of downstream residents will continue to be an important consideration. Blair says the 86-year-old dam needs to have the […]

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