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Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma

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...

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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...

2013-12-09 08:21:53

Tippy Dam Hydro Facility is Runner-Up for National Bat Conservation Award CADILLAC, Mich., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has been recognized for protecting endangered species and other wildlife at its 11 hydro generating facilities on the Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon rivers. The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) awarded the maximum three-year Wildlife at Work recertification to the company for its wildlife enhancement projects. Consumers Energy's Tippy Dam, which serves as the...

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...

2013-10-04 08:20:50

ACCESS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR ANGLERS OSCODA, Mich., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy's popular Foote Dam access site on the Au Sable River has reopened. The tailwater access site located near Oscoda had been closed since May for a construction project to upgrade the site, repair a sheet pile wall and improve safety for visitors. The site reopened Oct. 3. "Consumers Energy is pleased to report the access site is now open, and, more importantly, the project was...

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...

2013-06-11 20:58:42

New research to improve environmental flow management of large dams A significant decline in the numbers of native fish in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin may be linked to released dam water being too cold for breeding. This is just one of the findings from a Griffith University led study which found current water releases back into the Murray-Darling system limit fish reproduction and therefore impact freshwater biodiversity. Griffith University Research Fellow Dr Rob Rolls said...

2013-06-05 12:25:07

RAMAT GAN, Israel, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Applications Corp. (OTCQB: DYAP), a licensee and distributor in the United States of advanced underground environmental control systems manufactured by Sensoil Innovations Ltd., announced today that one of the primary product offerings, a warning system to alert customers to the immediate presence of ground contaminants, has been installed to monitor the integrity of a critical dam at a Dead Sea Works facility in Israel....


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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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