After 60 years, the design flood for the Bluestone dam changed requiring a modest raise and a number of other improvements totaling some $130 million thus far and another estimated $200 million in improvements still […]
In July of 2005, cracks began forming in the concrete dam that created Duke Lake in Ryerson Station State Park in Pennsylvania that required officials to drain the 62-acre lake. The state’s Department of Environmental […]
Part of the dam collapsed in July during flooding by the Maquoketa River, draining a nine-mile lake. FEMA officials decided the dam wasn’t elligible for federal emergency funding because it is owned by a private […]
‘The Santa Clara Valley Water District has received preliminary findings from an ongoing seismic stability evaluation for Anderson Dam that detail part of the dam could experience “significant slumping” if a 7.25 magnitude earthquake were […]
On September 30, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Hoover Dam, telling the 10,000 people gathered at the ceremony that it was a “great feat of mankind” destined to reshape “the geography of a whole region.” The American Society of Civil Engineers calls it one of the “Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.” In honor of this significant milestone for this fantastic structure, I’ve collected some facts and figures, news articles, information on the bypass bridge, and some concerning news about the future of the dam’s ability to supply power. Click through for more.
China: Three Gorges Dam’s image showing some cracks – Source: latimes.com via ASCE SmartBrief After the serious flooding in China this summer, Chinese officials have downgraded the design flood that they expect the dam to […]
Severe erosion was discovered on an October 2008 inspection of Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 6 near Pittsburgh, PA, a US Army Corps of Engineers structure. In the Q1 2009 issue of PileDriver Magazine […]