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NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMEMORATE NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY – MAY 31ST

May 31, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Gene Guilford, U.S. Society on Dams, gene@ussdams.org, 860-989-0756 Lori Spragens, Association of State Dam Safety Officials,                                                                lspragens@damsafety.org, 859-550-2788 Linda Church Ciocci, National Hydropower Association, linda@hydro.org,                          202-750-8399 Theresa Engler, Deep Foundations Institute, tengler@dfi.org, 973-423-4030 Lynn Badgley, American Society of Civil Engineers, lbadgley@asce.org,                                  703-295-6406 […]

USSD 2017 Annual Meeting Call for Papers – It’s a Small World: Managing Our Water Resources

On behalf of John Wolfhope of Freese & Nichols, Inc., President of the USSD Board of Directors, and Dina Hunt of MWH, Chair of USSD’s 2017 Annual Meeting Planning Committee, it is our pleasure to issue this Call for Papers for USSD’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Our 2017 event will be held at the Marriott Hotel […]

In the CPP Era, Hydro Is More Important Than Ever

As the US National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), the United States Society on Dams (USSD) is the nation’s foremost organization for advancing the role of dams and levee systems in America, as well as for building the community of practice among the thousands of professional engineers who work on dam […]

Local officials drink in what the new Ragged Mountain Dam provides

“Cold and slightly damp, standing over a remote body of water collecting Thursday morning’s rainfall, local government and utility officials smiled as they held a toast to the world’s most important natural resource.”  From the Charlottesville Daily Post, May 5, 2016. Read the entire article here.

Hydro Needed to Meet 2020 Carbon Goal

The headline above is from the April 25th editorial in the Boston Globe. The editorial underscores the tremendous importance of hydro, particularly the new hydro coming from Hydro Quebec via the “Northern Pass” project, in meeting the goals of the EPA Clean Power Plan for states in the Northeast. Kinder-Morgan recently withdrew plans to construct […]

Dam Rehabilitation Bill Introduced in the Senate

Our partners at ASCE reported on April 22nd that “Sen Jack Reed (D-RI) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave the nation’s dams a grade of “D” and recommended that […]

Visiting the Simsbury Reservoir Dam

USSD’s outgoing Chair of the Member Committee, Bill Hover of GZA of Norwood Massachusetts, and incoming USSD Executive Director Gene Guilford of Simsbury, CT, inspected the Tuller Reservoir Dam in Simsbury, CT on April 18th. The Tuller Reservoir Dam is an earth embankment built about 1900 and impounding Hop Brook in Simsbury, Connecticut. The dam […]

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMEMORATE NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY – MAY 31ST

May 31, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Gene Guilford, U.S. Society on Dams, gene@ussdams.org, 860-989-0756 Lori Spragens, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â […]