Family of drowning victim talks about his death. 7/21/15, KWCH News
GAO Report Sees Climate Risks to Army Corps Projects. 7/24/15, Climate Central
Dam's churning waters a deadly trap. 7/26/15, Nooga.com
Update: Body of missing boy found in Kansas river. 7/27/15, KAKE News
Boy drowned after he and a friend jumped into Chikaskia River near Drury Dam; friend revived by first responders.
A fisherman, age 25, walking on a low head dam on the Walnut River, in El Dorado, KS, slipped into the current and drowned (7/19/15); his brother, trying to save him, was injured.
High water level making river dangerous. 7/13/15, WILX-TV- Lansing
Child rescued after kayak swept over low-head dam on Grand River.
3 drown in Shoal Creek over the weekend. 7/26/15, Springfield News-Leader
Two waders - aged 27 and 35 - drown after being caught in undercurrent at Shoal Creek low-head dam. (The third fatality was apparently not related to hydraulics around a dam.)
Second person drowns in Elk River this week. 7/18/15, Nextstar Broadcasting
24-year-old dies after jumping from low-head dam on Elk River; state police investigating.
Columbus mom wants all low-head dams removed. 7/23/15, WBNS-10TV
Woman whose son drowned in 2008 after going over the 5th Avenue dam successfully petitioned to have it removed; says Dodridge dam, site of two drownings this month, and others should go. OH DNR granted Columbus more than $2,000 for warning buoys but they have not been put in place. Story includes OH DNR link showing locations of known low-head dams in Ohio: http://soilandwater.ohiodnr.gov/maps/ohio-lowhead-dams
Bureau of Reclamation Selects New Mexico State University for Unmanned Aircraft System Inspection of Elephant Butte Dam. 6/30/15, Globe News Wire
Research project will be first Reclamation dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system
Judge orders Jackson Co. dam used by coal mining company remain untouched. 7/10/15, WAFF 48 News
Ruling comes after previous temporary injunction issued after coal company claimed unauthorized work compromised integrity of dam; additional hearing set for Aug. 7.
Mining company in Jackson County claims dam changes pose danger to public. 7/1/15, WAFF 48 News
Judge orders work on coal waste dam stopped after emergency spillway removed.
Corps begins shooting vultures to prevent damage to 2 dams. 7/1/15, Springfield News-Leader
USACE has federal permit to shoot up to 135 vultures roosting near Bull Shoals and Norfork lake dams.
Levees tall enough but need strength. 7/13/15, Manteca Bulletin
San Joaquin River levee improvements to cost $170 million.
Construction of world's tallest dam begins in Sichuan. 7/16/15, Shanghaiist
Shuangjiangkou Dam, expected to be completed in 2022, will be 314 meters (1,030 ft) tall.
Evacuations underway after dams in Wabash, Huntington counties open. 7/1/15, WISH-TV - Indianapolis
Roush and Salamonie dams reach capacity; downstream residents evacuated as USACE opens gates.
Exhibit marks Hurricane Katrina London Avenue Canal failures. 7/11/15, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Grand opening of levee exhibit hall and rain garden marking 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans levee failures held July 11. [More info: levees.org].
One killed in Frederick County after boat goes over dam. 6/29/15, WUSA 9
Boat carrying nine swept over Lake Linganore dam; one killed.
Tearing down dams. 7/18/15, Wicked Local - Scituate
39 dams have been removed in state over past decade; 22 more being planned. Grants from various sources available for dam removal; according to Division of Ecological Restoration report, dam maintenance and repair costs are 60% higher than removal.
Missour levees being monitored following rounds of heavy rain. 7/8/15, KMIZ
Almost $7M later, dam still can't hold water. 7/20/15, Taos News
Safety of Cabresto Lake Dam improved but seepage limits storage capacity; liner to be installed.
Coal ash worries run deep near shuttered Robeson County plant. 7/5/15, Fayetteville Observer
Duke Energy closing a number of coal-ash ponds, primarily in eastern North Carolina
Engineers Lower Olentangy Water Levels In Search For Missing Brothers . 7/22/15, WBNS-10TV
USACE lowering river by 3 feet to slow current near Dodridge Dam, where two half-brothers, aged 18 and 20, are presumed to have drowned.
Family of 2 Ohio kayakers who died seeks more dam warnings. 7/20/15, The Associated Press
Two brothers in their 40's drowned after being pulled over a low-head dam on the Sandusky River.
Man identifies half-brothers presumed to have drowned in Olentangy River . 7/20/15, Columbus Dispatch
Search Continues in Olentangy River For 2 Missing Teens. 7/20/15, ABC 6 News
Teens missing after being swept over Olentangy River dam on July 18.
Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood. 7/13/15, Portland Tribune
Milltown Dam not up to DEP’s standards. 7/5/15, Daily Local
State requiring owner to remove or upgrade high hazard dam. Estimated costs for either option range from $500,000 to $850,000.
A dam will be rebuilt. When remains a question. 7/5/15, Daily Local
Editorial. Fate of Duke Lake, drained in 2005 due to dam safety concerns, still uncertain.
Mahanoy authority working on emergency action plan for dams. 7/1/15, Republican & Herald - Pottsville
EAPs being updated for 4 of Mahonoy Township's 5 reservoir dams: Waste House dams 1 and 3, Mahanoy Township 2 , and Pole Run 4.
Update: Drowning victims recovered at Ketner's Mill. 7/20/15, WRCB-TV - Chattanooga
Three men - two in their 20's, and a third man, age 36, who tried to save them - drown after being swept over low-head dam at Ketner's Mill.
Hurt brothers, fisherman Jeremy Richardson were Ketner's Mill drowning victims. 7/19/15, Chattanoogan
Three drown at Ketner's Mill, officials still searching for one body. 7/17/15, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Man risks life to save a stranger from drowning at Ketner's Mill. 7/16/15, WDEF News
Clarksburg Water Board takes first step in stopping dam removal. 7/14/15, WV Metro News
Dam removal discussions on removing or modifying Two Lick, Hartland and West Milford Dams began in 2000 after 3 deaths at Highland Dam, and ensuing lawsuit.