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Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism
Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism

The President’s 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appears to bode well for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

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Old dams need attention as potential historic properties
Old dams need attention as potential historic properties

Recent flooding events in California have brought attention to the need to repair or replace many older dams in the US.

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Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs
Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs

As the owner of a storage reservoir, you may be asking if it must be part of your hydropower license.

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Rebuilding Little Falls Dam seen as economic boon
Rebuilding Little Falls Dam seen as economic boon

It’s exciting to redesign a dam, bring back a beautiful lake and help rejuvenate tourism at one of Wisconsin’s most attractive parks.

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New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released
New dam embankment and foundation drilling guidelines released

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently released a new guideline for drilling on embankments or into foundations of water retaining structures.

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Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?

With the adjournment of the 114th Congress in December 2016, the Energy Bill was left unfinished.

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National conference promotes expansion of hydropower as energy resource
National conference promotes expansion of hydropower as energy resource

More than 150 dam owners, regulatory personnel, consultants and vendors from throughout the United States gathered to network and discuss emerging issues affecting the hydroelectric power industry .

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Extending the life of the Corps’ aging infrastructure
Extending the life of the Corps’ aging infrastructure

Efforts to inform and educate leaders, decision makers and other stakeholders on the aging infrastructure are critical.

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Digitizing archived records can save dam owners a fortune
Digitizing archived records can save dam owners a fortune

To reduce costs, dam owners should locate key documents and create a digitized, searchable library.

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Excel-VBA simulates hydropower operations efficiently
Excel-VBA simulates hydropower operations efficiently

When recently tasked with building a simulation model for a hydroelectric facility, I had a decision to make: to Jython or not to Jython?

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