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2014-05-22 23:06:02

On May 31, ASDSO will host an event remembering the South Fork Dam failure and highlighting the importance of dam safety in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. National Park Service and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 On the afternoon of May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam burst after record-breaking rainfall, sending 20 million tons of water hurtling downstream toward Johnstown, Pa. To this day, this...

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma
2014-04-16 15:35:48

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam. For some, the change in pressure is simply too big, too fast, and they die or are...

2014-03-03 23:02:31

Lift Liners™ were strategically placed underwater to help prevent erosion of sediment. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, recently provided our innovative flexible packaging to help prevent the erosion of sediment at the Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Olmsted, Illinois. Working under contract to URS Washington Group/Alverici, JV, MHF provided a modified version of our standard five...

2013-12-13 23:27:34

Ice dams are a very real threat during the cold weather months. A water restoration provider explains the causes and the fix. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering recommendations to property owners on how to best handle ice dams that may occur on residential and commercial roofing structures. Ice dams typically are not discovered until long after they have...

Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern Forests
2013-11-14 08:35:58

Penn State Sediment behind milldams in Pennsylvania preserved leaves deposited just before European contact that provide a glimpse of the ancient forests, according to a team of geoscientists, who note that neither the forests nor the streams were what they are today. "Milldams were built from the late 1600s to the late 1800s in Pennsylvania and other parts of the east," said Peter Wilf, professor of geosciences, Penn State. "We can't get information from historic records on what the...

2013-09-20 23:25:34

Laura Ferre, an undergraduate student in geography and environmental sciences at CU Denver, found the importance of her internship project -- studying dam vulnerability -- suddenly magnified amid last week’s torrential rains. Multiple dams along Colorado’s Front Range overflowed during the flooding. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Laura Ferre, an undergraduate student in geography and environmental sciences at CU Denver, found the importance of her internship project --...

2013-09-06 23:22:43

Fenstermaker's underwater acoustic imaging (UAI) specialists head to Providence, Rhode Island for the premier annual conference on current dam conditions in America. (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Fenstermaker’s Advanced Technologies team will drop anchor in Providence, RI to attend the DAM Safety 2013 Conference spanning September 8 - 12. Hosted by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), DAM Safety is one of the leading conferences in the U.S. dedicated to dam safety...

2013-07-31 23:04:24

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is celebrating the removal of Veazie Dam and the one year anniversary of the removal of Great Works Dam, both on Maine's Penobscot River. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In one short year, the Penobscot River has undergone an extreme makeover. This summer, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is celebrating two groundbreaking restoration achievements on Maine’s largest river; the one-year anniversary of the Great Works Dam removal and the breaching of the Veazie...


Latest Dam Reference Libraries

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2006-12-26 10:31:18

The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada. Also it is native to most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Its fur is dark brown. It has a rounded head, a large flat paddle-shaped tail and webbed hind feet. The unwebbed front paws are smaller, with claws. This is the largest rodent found in North America and the second largest rodent in the world (the largest rodent being the South American capybara). Beavers are mainly...

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2006-12-12 14:44:47

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. General Beavers are best known for their natural trait of building dams in rivers and streams. They build their homes in the eventual artificial pond. They are the second largest rodents in the world. Beavers continue to...

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