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Sand Diverted From River To Rebuild Wetlands Using Spillways
2012-07-25 08:42:43

Researchers could have a new method to rebuild wetlands of the Louisiana delta, thanks to a chance finding while monitoring severe flooding of the Mississippi River. A team of civil engineers and geologists from the University of Illinois, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, published their findings in the journal Nature Geoscience. In the spring and summer of 2011, high floodwaters on the Mississippi prompted the corps to open the Bonnet Carre spillway. The spillway...

2008-08-19 09:00:35

Silting in Three Gorges Dam less serious than expected, says dam official BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The silting problem in China's mega Three Gorges project is much less serious than expected, said a senior dam official here Thursday. The volume of silt carried downriver to the dam area has been one third of that before the reservoir was impounded in 2003, said Cao Guangjing, vice general manager of the China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), at a press conference here...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By Sarah Watson, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Aug. 6--Increased demand and a lowering Pedlar Reservoir are why Lynchburg has started tapping the James River for water, weeks earlier than usual. The city began drawing river water for 24 percent of its supply Monday. City Utilities Director Tim Mitchell said he expects half the water supply will come from the river by the end of this week. "It's earlier than normal," Mitchell said. "Typically it's September or early October...

2008-08-01 09:00:36

By Bailey Davis $1 million project mostly covered by a grant; spillway is a smaller wall than reservoir's dam. By Baylie Davis bdavis@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Work to replace the spillway at Granite Springs Reservoir is scheduled to begin this spring. Last week, the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities approved a contract with States West Water Resources for professional services, design and construction management for the replacement of the spillway. Replacing the spillway,...

2008-07-22 06:00:28

By Tina Ray, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 22--HOPE MILLS -- The town of Hope Mills learned Monday that the state of North Carolina continues to support its effort to rebuild Hope Mills Lake. Mayor Eddie Dees announced at Monday night's Board of Commissioners meeting that the state has awarded $1,071,750 toward the lake's restoration. Dees said the Division of Emergency Management approved a request made by town officials in May for additional funding for the project. Hope...

2008-07-21 12:00:44

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 21--Floodwaters that chewed through Lake Delton's shoreline next to a dam last month took all the lake's water, five homes and the lake's tourism economy downstream. Crews and engineers will start repairs to the lake's dam today designed to prevent a repeat of the natural disaster, businessman and village trustee Tom Diehl said. Workers are also gearing up for repairs to Highway A and the village board is working to get back into the...

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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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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.