CMU takes on challenge of aging dams. 2/22/14, Journal/Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon students work with Army Corps of Engineers "to develop a system that will help officials identify which high-risk dams need action."
51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013. 2/20/14, Journal/National Geographic News
Highlights major dam removals of 2013.
Millions spent to prevent dam disasters despite longest odds. 2/1/14, Journal/Sydney Morning Herald
Australian government accused of spending too much money on dam safety.
Earthquake upgrades nearly complete at Los Angeles County dams. 2/3/14, Journal/Los Angeles Daily News
County nears completion of seismic rehab on 14 flood control dams.
State bracing for spring runoff to hit flood-damaged roads. 2/27/14, Journal/colorodoan.com
Panelists discuss state's dams at 2013 Colorado Flood Forum.
Buford Dam checked often for safety concerns. 2/22/14, Journal/Gainsville Times
Discussion of inspection process at Buford Dam.
Public hearing Wednesday on future of Lake Alice dam. 2/5/14, Journal/CBS Atlanta 46
Hearing held on Feb. 5 regarding Lake Alice dam, which burst last May.
100-year-old Goodrich dam to be reviewed as sinkholes continue to grow. 2/10/14, Journal/MLive.com
Study on Bellamy River dam removal to be heard. 3/1/14, Foster's Daily Democrat
Dover Conservation Commission to hear results of study on feasibility of removing two Bellamy River dams; high maintenance costs cited as reason.
Dam safety inspection at Cliffside Plant; further monitoring results from the Dan River. 3/4/14, NC DNR Press Release
NC Dam Safety staff inspected the ash pond structure at Duke Energy Cliffside Steam Station; report expected to be available 3/5/14.
Dams, and questions, separate coal ash from water supply. 3/1/14, Charlotte Observer
NC lawmakers directed state dam safety program to inspect ash ponds in 2010 but dam owners not required to provide documentation to state.
NC regulators wary of dam at Fuquay lake failing. 2/26/14, Journal/WRAL TV- Raleigh
Increase in erosion leads to drawdown of earthen dam.
10 Duke Energy ash ponds labeled ‘high hazard potential' by EPA. 2/6/14, Journal/WBTV - Charlotte
Recent spill leads to discussion of hazard classification at coal ash ponds.
Coal ash spill may be symptom of bigger problem 2/5/14, Journal/NBC Charlotte
Burst pipe at coal ash pond leads to discussion on dam safety across the state.
Source: Duke Energy spill still happening as of this evening. 2/3/14, Journal/Coal Ash Chronicles
Groups work to keep coal ash pond from leaking after spill at Dan River coal plant.
‘We’ll have chaos,’ investigating Oklahoma’s most dangerous dams. 2/11/14, Journal/KFOR - Oklahoma CIty
Discussion of state's aging dams, including Arcadia dam's upcoming inspection.
Washington County Chair Andy Duyck to testify on Scoggins Dam before U.S. Senate committee. 2/26/14, Journal/OregonLive.com
Official to testify in favor of bill that would remove construction caps for work on dams.
Costly inspection ordered for dam. 3/2/14, Indiana Gazette
PA Division of Dam Safety orders geotechnical investigation of 106-year-old Cummings Dam; estimated cost: $250,000. In 2008, Indiana County spent $240,000 - most of this from a grant - to replace dam's underwater sluice gates.
Dam-safety bill clears legislative committee. 2/19/14, Journal/Lynchburg News and Advance
SB582 passes, which calls for development of "updated storm-based methodology for assessing dam safety."
‘Serious problem’: 65-foot crack found in Columbia River dam. 2/28/14, Seattle Times
Water levels behind 55-year-old dam lowered 20 ft after 2-in-wide, 65-ft-long crack discovered at base of spillway pier.
Remember When: Feb. 26, 1972 - Flooding Kills 125, Following Collapse Of Coal Waste Dam At Buffalo Creek (Part 1). 2/26/14, Journal/WCHS-TV8 - Charleston
Part 1 of 2 in a series recalling the Buffalo Creek dam failure of 1972; eyewitness video included.
Remember When: Feb. 26, 1972 - Flooding Kills 125, Following Collapse Of Coal Waste Dam At Buffalo Creek (Part 2). 2/26/14, Journal/WCHS-TV8 - Charleston
Part 2 of 2 in a series recalling the Buffalo Creek dam failure of 1972.