Here are some interesting stories that have been piling up since I got back from vacation last week. Read carefully, there are some gems in here.
- Abolish Geology? – Source: Ed Medley
- Seattle developer wants to investigate possible use of geotextile bags to construct artificial reef to prevent flooding of proposed development – Source: The Daily World via Geosynthetica.net News
- New York City Marks Final Stage of Mining to Extend No. 7 Line – Source: WSJ.com via AGC SmartBrief
- Scientists to create the most detailed map of California coastline ever assembled – Source: San Jose Mercury News via ASCE SmartBrief
- Firefighting likely caused Oregon landslide – Source: Daily Journal of Commerce
- Mitigation of SR87 landslide continues – Source: Arizona Geology Blog
- Work starts on first tunnel for new south approach for Golden Gate Bridge – Source: ContraCostaTimes.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- TenCate Doubles Its Profit in the First Half of 2010
- India’s $100 billion (US$) highway investment – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- Traffic Cameras for Roadway Monitoring and Management – Source: EarthCam.net via Roads and Bridges Magazine
Cool hardware and software system for monitoring of roadway and other construction projects.
- Plant City sinkhole repairs nearly complete – Source: Tampa Bay Online
- Neighbors worry Tampa sinkhole is still growing – Source: WTSP.com
- Sinkholes close traffic lanes in Sevier, Roane counties in Tennessee – Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
- Will dam failure be end of Lake Delhi, Iowa? – Source: DesMoinesRegister.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Geosynthetics featured during U.S. House hearing – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- USGS – AASG ‘Divisions of Geologic Time’ released – Source: State Geologists
- New rockfall video from India – Source: Dave’s Landslide Blog
- Stalled nuclear waste site could delay nuclear plants, Congress hears – Source: KansasCity.com via Ontario-geofish
Congress was warned Tuesday that the failure to build the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada could delay licensing of the country’s first new nuclear power plants in a generation.
- Everyone weighs in on new California hydroelectric dam – Source: AP via Association of State Dam Safety Officials
The proposed $1.3B project includes constructing a new 1,700-foot long, 465-foot high dam across a ravine above the current Don Pedro Reservoir. Don Pedro water would be pumped through a tunnel to the new 244-acre upper reservoir. The water would then be released to produce electricity during peak demand times.
- Testalinden Creek debris flow victims bogged down in bureaucracy – Source: Penticton Western News via Association of State Dam Safety Officials
- B.C. orders repairs to 143 dams in wake of failure of Testalinden dam – Source: Vancouver Sun via Association of State Dam Safety Officials
- Underwater undertaking to fix Cheesman Dam almost underway – Source: The Denver Post via Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Divers will live in a compression chamber 200-ft underwater beneath a Denver Reservoir for one month while they work to replace corroding fixtures on the dam.
- Iowa: Frustration over levee grows, After 17 years of talk, construction on a new levee is set to begin this fall – Source: TH Online via Association of State Dam Safety Officials
- New Madrid Quakes Caused by Mississippi River Erosion – Source: Geology.com
- Devil’s Slide crews dig for home – Source: Half Moon Bay Review
- Engineers say floodgate is suspect in Delhi dam failure – Source: The Des Moines Register via ASCE SmartBrief
- Crews demolish Pier 48 warehouse for viaduct construction – Source: Seattle PI blogs via ASCE SmartBrief
- Nevada, Sicily to Find Staying Power in Molten Salt – Source: CR4
- Autodesk Labs Utilities Photo Scene Editor for Project Photofly
- Mill Creek Dam near Walla Walla, WA Leaking, Receives Corps Worst Rating | GeoPrac.net