spillway News

  • New designs for making old dams safer

    A group of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineers are helping to rehabilitate aging small dams across the country. Efforts are underway to upgrade existing auxiliary spillways or build new spillways for these dams, especially in Oklahoma. These upgraded or new spillways meet current dam safety standards and will increase the useful lives of the dams. The U.S. Department of ...

  • Lake Lenexa project earns excellence award from United States Society of Dams

    Black & Veatch and the city of Lenexa, Kan., announced this week that the Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway has earned the U.S. Society of Dams (USSD) 2009 Excellence in the Constructed Project Award. Lenexa, a suburban community in the Kansas City metropolitan area, owns the lake and associated park area and conceived the “Rain to Recreation” program that includes the dam and spillway project. ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • JSC RusHydro develops an action plan for eliminating the consequences of the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

    JSC RusHydro, in conjunction with the Ministry of Power of the Russian Federation and JSC Lengidroprojekt, has developed a plan of organisational and technical measures for eliminating the consequences of the accident in the turbine room of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP and restoring the power station to normal functioning mode. The plan envisages rapid pumping out of the water from the turbine ...


    By RusHydro

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • Dyhroff Ltd celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Dyrhoff Ltd is celebrating its tenth year of successful operation at its current base in Folkestone, Kent. Recognised globally as one of the leaders in the rubber dam and pneumatic gate field, Dyrhoff Ltd has in that time designed, supplied and supervised the installation of 94 rubber dams and spillway gates, on 57 sites around the world. The company’s installations can be found in 25 ...


    By Dyrhoff UK Ltd

  • TecnoConverting Engineering Introduces Tecno-Grabber System

    TecnoConverting Engineering presents Tecno-Grabber, a new waste collection system for sewage and stormwater networks. TecnoConverting Engineering has developed the new Tecno-Grabber waste collection system, made of an reusable ultra resistant plastic net fixed on a stainless steel baffle, each Tecno-Grabber unit is capable to retain more than 100kg of residues drawn with waste water, avoiding ...


    By TecnoConverting

  • Sutron Bookings YTD 2012 Total $5,135,057

    Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced today that total bookings for 2012 January and February equal $5,135,057. Bookings for the month of February alone were $3,641,909. Strong domestic sales of $1,130,250 to 47 US public and private sector entities contributed to February's ...


    By Sutron Corporation

  • New TVA Smart Phone App Provides Lake Information

    The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Tuesday the release of a TVA application for smart phones (http://itunes.apple.com/app/tva-lake-info/id440331543?mt=8) that will provide real time information about TVA lakes. The app, initially available to iPhone users, offers lake elevations, water release schedules, yearly operating guides and Google-based maps. Available for free at the iPhone ...

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. Four Slick Sleuth Oil Spill Detection & Monitoring Stations have been deployed in key locations throughout the ecological reserve as early warning devices to safeguard against possible oil ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • Environmentalists Win Halt to Missouri Flood Control Project

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must stop construction on the St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway Project in Missouri, a federal court in Washington ruled Friday. The controversial flood control project is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the 'bootheel' of southeastern Missouri. Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for ...

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims Turn to the IAQ Video Network

    Today it was announced that the Mississippi River has neared its crest around Memphis while downstream many communities are still facing possible additional flooding. The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas have been heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the Army Corps of Engineers have opened ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding. The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the Army Corps of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas Wastewater Plant Replaces Brushes With WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems

    GillTrading.com, Inc. of Beaverton, OR is pleased to announce the installation of 6 WeirWasher Automated Cleaning Systems at the City of Longview wastewater treatment plant in Texas. The local representative, Hartwell Environmental Corp., was instrumental in officiating the changeover from mechanical brush devices to fully automated WeirWasher spray systems to effectively control the daily ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Tensar Erosion Control Technology brings vegetated bank benefits to suds surface water control schemes

    Increased local authority investment is required to improve water courses and surface drainage for water control and flood alleviation, following Government SUDS initiatives. As an alternative to hard stone and concrete finishes, Tensar International’s proven erosion control technology is creating flow resistant vegetated banks on projects around the UK and in Europe. Tensar’s ...

  • EPA Awards New Great Lakes Restoration Funding for Projects in the Clinton River Area of Concern

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of new funding for major Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects in the Clinton River Area of Concern totaling nearly $20 million. Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator Cameron Davis was joined by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, Clinton River Public Advisory Council Chair Lynne ...

  • Fishing leads to investigation of environmental changes in waterways

    A fisherman's curiosity led to identification of the correlation between microbial communities in recreational freshwater locales and seasonal environmental changes, according to a team of researchers from Penn State. Zachary Weagly, a 2018 graduate of Penn State Berks and an avid fisherman, noticed that the quality of the water where he fished changed with the local environment. He asked Tami ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Spectra Energy Corp Receives Coastal America Partnership Award for Support of New York Peconic River Fishway Project

    Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and 11 national, state and local organizations, has been distinguished with the Coastal America Partnership Award, a prestigious national award from Coastal America, a public/ private-sector partnership dedicated to the protection of America's ...


    By Spectra Energy Corp

  • WAPDA invites bids by 20 May for civil works and electro-mechanical upgrading at the Warsak project in Pakistan.

    The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites bids by 20 May for civil works at the Warsak hydropower station on the river Kabul in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The contract is being undertaken as part of the second rehabilitation phase of the plant and is being co-financed by the Agence Française de Développement, the German Development ...

  • High Precision Machining of Components for Vital Infrastructure

    Thompson Metal Fab out of Vancouver, WA recently contracted with In-Place Machining Co. to machine close tolerance features on large fabrications of two closure leaf assemblies for the McNary Dam. These leaves are approximately 17’ high, 53’ wide and 5’ deep and weigh approximately 120,000 lbs. The close tolerance requirements required for the guide rollers, lock pins and ...


    By In-Place Machining Company

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Help With Recovery After Mississippi River Flooding

    Spring snow melt off and weeks of heavy rain have caused flooding in the Mississippi River and Ohio River Valleys that has become the worst flooding in the central United States in 70 years. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and neighborhoods in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee among other parts of the Midwest and ...


    By EMLab P&K

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