For Strengthening Levees, Bermuda Grass Is Hard To Beat. 11/11/13, Journal/WWNO - University of New Orleans
LSU agronomist explains the benefits of Bermuda grass in strengthening levees.
Lake Powell dam releases increased to spread sediment in Grand Canyon. 11/11/13, Journal/Los Angeles Times
Tempe set to OK $24 mil Town Lake dam project. 11/7/13, Journal/azcentral.com
Plans to replace rubber dam in Tempe move forward; Council expected to approve $24 million for steel dam.
New TID Dam Safety Effort Off to Good Start. 11/1/13, Columbia Star
Overview of ASDSO member Peggy Harding's new role as Chief Dam Safety Engineer for the Turlock Irrigation District.
Exercising Safety: Bear Creek, Cherry Creek and Chatfield dams catch floodwaters while reducing flooding risks. 11/26/13, Journal/DVIDS
USACE employees participate in safety exercise focused on dams in the Denver metro area.
Entire Town Of Lafayette Was Dangerously Close To Being Without Water. 11/20/13, Journal/CBS Denver
City leaders and engineers worked through the night to prevent dam from failing during September flooding.
Olympus Dam's role in flood awash in questions. 11/14/13, Journal/Coloradoan
Discussion of Olympus Dam and its release rates during Colorado flooding in September.
(The Colorado Division of Water Resources has posted 2013 flood information at this link.)
September storms caused $5.4 million in damage to Colorado dams. 11/7/13, Journal/Denver Post
Statewide inspection results show 27 dams were damaged during flooding.
'Dirty Dozen' water list includes dam issue. 11/18/13, Journal/NorthFulton.com
Dam failure near Lake Alice named in Dirty Dozen of 2013, a list that highlights problems caused by several issues including lack of funding. To view full list click here.
Dam failures could be tragic in Kentucky and Indiana. 12/2/13, Journal/Business First of Louisville (blog)
SUNDAY EDITION: Emergency plans lagging for high-hazard dams in Kentucky, Indiana. 11/26/13, Journal/WDRB 41 - Louisville
Kentucky and Indiana not included in list of states that require EAPs for high hazard dams.
Findings on dams' safety to be handed to cabinet. 11/20/13, Journal/New Straits Times
Malaysia explores options for maintenance of dams in the region.
County takes action against dam kids. 12/3/13, Journal/Mankato Free Press
An example of dam engineering by young children.
Watchdog Report: 'Unsafe' Lake Lenape dam adds flood risk to four towns. 11/16/13, Journal/Press of Atlantic City
Overview of Lake Lenape Dam's history and problems that have occured over the years.
Congress passes dam safety legislation. 11/14/13, Journal/YNN Hudson Valley
WRRDA passes in house, backed by NY Rep Maloney; Hudson Valley has 100 high hazard dams.
I-Team: N.C. has 5,600 dams. What happens if one bursts? 11/24/13, Journal/WCNC.com - Charlotte
Discusses high hazard dams in the state and how they are maintained.
US-based firm lauds dam safety expert. 11/7/13, Journal/Punto! Central Luzon
ASDSO member Roderick Dela Cruz recognized for his contributions to dam safety in the US and abroad.
Duke report says dam failure wouldn't doom Oconee. 11/13/13, Journal/Greenville News
Company says Jocassee Dam failure would occur due to "seismic activity, overtopping from intense rainfall or flaws in dam construction."
Earthquakes prompt inspection of North Texas dams. 11/29/13, Journal/Fort Worth Star Telegram
Eagle Mountain Lake dam inspected daily after several earthquakes in the area.
If Rains Refill Reservoirs, Can Texas’ Dams Hold Up? 11/25/13, Journal/StateImpact Texas
Drought has led to severe damage, including cracking, at Texas dams.
House Approves Rahall Backed Effort to Improve Dam Safety 11/13/13, Journal/Huntington News
WV House member backs Water Resources Reform and Development Act; 2/3 of WV dams are considered high hazard.
Review of dam safety standards aims to reduce financial impact. 11/24/13, Journal/Roanoke Times
Virginia Association of Counties to review dam safety standards.
Safety, rights big issues with dams. 11/24/13, Journal/Roanoke Times
Mixed views on regulations for dams after change in 2008 state laws.
Even brief rainfalls can test dams with their intensity. 11/24/13, Journal/Roanoke Times
Overview of PMP and its relationship to dam safety regulations in the state.