Meg Jones Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 3:58 p.m. UTC Jun 1, 2018 LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Late spring snow lingered on bluffs next to the Mississippi River as a tug from Little Rock, Arkansas, slowly crept northward, pushing a dozen empty barges. Sitting high out of the iced tea-colored water, it was heading to the Twin Cities to pick up corn and grain harvested last fall, before turning around and traveling to New Orleans. The grain would ultimately head to Asia or South America. The 12 barges had to split into two sections to float through Lock and Dam No. 7 near La Crosse. One at a time, slowly, each section moved through the 600-foot-long lock and rose 4½ feet before reconnecting. The Mississippi River has moved goods from one place to another for centuries. Sometimes called America's Central Coast, the Upper Mississippi, from St. Louis to the headwaters in Minnesota's Lake Itasca, generates almost $600 billion in annual economic … [Read more...] about The Mississippi River lock and dam system is critical to the economy. But it’s falling apart fast.
“Adaptive management,” that’s a phrase fishermen, environmentally savvy folk and Tulsans who like to see water in the Arkansas River will come to know well as planning and eventual construction of low-water dams moves forward.The management strategy is all about keeping a balance between protecting fish populations, pleasing people, watching the weather and working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on flood control releases — or zero releases — from Keystone Dam, according to Gaylon Pinc, owner and senior environmental program manager for Program Management Group.“Part of adaptive management is knowing what the uncertainties are and learning how you manage them,” Pinc said. “Obviously the Arkansas has daily uncertainty, especially in terms of flow.”In a flood, for instance, “obviously the gates will be down and the Corps will be in control of what happens in those times,” he said.But what about during the spring when … [Read more...] about Expert: Well-managed low-water dams could help Arkansas River fish
U.S. Forest Service District manager Darrell Vance, center, listens to Joel Robinson, a naturalist, as he expresses himself during a discussion as he records it before Marines arrive to demolish nearly century-old dams in Silverado Canyon on Tuesday, March 21. (Photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG) The moon shines against an overcast sky as Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrive early to a protest the U.S. Forest Service and Marines demolish nearly century-old dams in Silverado Canyon on Tuesday. (Photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG) U.S. Forest Service Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Julie Donnell looks for California Newts during a relocation process before Marines demolish three nearly century-old dams in Silverado Canyon on Tuesday. (Photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG) A U.S. Marines Explosives Ordinance Disposal team prepares to demolish three dams in Silverado Canyon on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Ken … [Read more...] about Here’s why Marines are blowing up 3 dams in Orange County’s canyons
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Andrew J. Yawn Montgomery Advertiser Published 2:46 p.m. UTC Feb 20, 2017 Ursula Powers walked by her kitchen window when she saw "a wall of water" surge through the trees. "In no time it was over the road and onto the other side," Powers said. "If you were on the road it would have taken you away.” An earthen dam broke uphill from Powers’ home in Chelsea in Shelby County and flooded her neighborhood with 6 to 10 feet of water in September 2013. No property was damaged. Nobody was hurt. The dam has been rebuilt. In a state with almost no dam oversight, regulation or maintenance, however, Powers fears another flood could happen at any time. “I’m still afraid. I’m afraid it will come down again,” Powers said. “They were lucky nobody died that day.” Alabama is the only state without a dam safety program, a program that requires not only annual maintenance and inspection, but crucial record keeping on dams' conditions … [Read more...] about Alabama has the biggest dam problem in the U.S.
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TULOUMNE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A dam just west of Yosemite is holding steady. Earlier this afternoon, authorities warned it's likely it would fail. It did cause flooding in Tuolumne County. Risk of imminent failure of the Moccasin Dam has been reduced, but potential failure still exists. Flash flood warning remains in effect. Officials continue to monitor the situation closely. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/LD5JMfxjKk— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 23, 2018 On Thursday afternoon, the California Fish and Wildlife Trout hatchery flooded in Tuolumne County. Workers there were evacuated. The water came rushing down from the Moccasin Reservoir Dam. The sheriff's department went into emergency mode because water authorities advised the dam would likely fail after heavy rain saturated the area. State Route 49 remains closed at State Route 120 because floodwaters washed out part of the road.Doctor Sukhmander Singh teaches Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University. He says this … [Read more...] about Moccasin Dam holds steady, could still fail in Tuolumne County
BAGHDAD -- The failure of Iraq's largest dam, near the northern ISIS-held city of Mosul, is in danger of collapse, and could have catastrophic consequences, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power tweeted on Wednesday. The Mosul Dam grabbed headlines recently, amid fears it could collapse due to neglect and lack of needed maintenance because of the ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which controls large swaths of northern and western Iraq. Last week, Iraq signed a deal with an Italian company to repair and maintain Mosul Dam, its government spokesman said. The contract, worth €273-million contract or about $296 million, was signed last week in Baghdad with Italy's Trevi group, government spokesman, Saad al-Hadithi, told The Associated Press. Al-Hadithi wouldn't give a specific timeframe for when the work would start, but said it needed to be "as quickly as possible." Powers tweeted Wednesday that she had … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Fears grow about Mosul Dam catastrophe
PORTLAND, Ore. - For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The Corps announced in a settlement on Monday that it will immediately notify the conservation group that filed the lawsuit of any oil spills among its eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington. The Corps will also apply to the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution permits, something the Corps has never done for the dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon, ends the year-old consolidated lawsuit by the conservation group Columbia Riverkeeper, which said the Corps violated the Clean Water Act by unmonitored, unpermitted oil discharges from the eight hydroelectric dams. The settlement reflects the recent tack of … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Army Corps of Engineers agrees to disclose dam pollution