Two dams breached in Midland County, Michigan, causing flooding and the evacuation of 10,000 local residents after days of heavy rains. The Edenville Dam and the Sanford Dam both experienced “catastrophic dam failures” affecting the City of Midland about 8 miles downstream of the Sanford Dam. A Dow Chemical plan sits on the City’s riverbank as well. So far no injuries are reported, but there are many challenges associated with opening shelters in the midst of a pandemic. The governor of Michigan urged people to stay with friends or relatives or to go to one of the shelters. The Edenville Dam was built in 1924 and was rated in unsatisfactory condition in 2018 by the state.
Every year Bentley Systems hosts the Year in Infrastructure (YII) awards, and in 2021, the theme was on “Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure”. There were three excellent project finalists in the geotechnical category, and the […]
The devastating failure of a tailings dam in Kolontar, Hungary made headlines for the incredible environmental disaster created by the bauxite tails. In a presentation by an investigator that was located by Dr. Dave, the […]
[Update 4/11/12] Hayward Baker (a GeoPrac sponsor) is the geotechnical contractor performing the grouting under subcontract to the JV, thanks for the correction Tanner. The JV is performing the cut-off wall work. I should also […]