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Historic dams are a balancing act: Safety, cultural resources, the environment
Historic dams are a balancing act: Safety, cultural resources, the environment

Every year, more dams reach 50 years of age – the threshold to determine if it may be considered for possible significance under Section 106 of the NHPA.

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Hurricanes increase costs associated Corps year-end contract awards
Hurricanes increase costs associated Corps year-end contract awards

Hurricanes are driving up the costs of construction labor, materials and equipment. This means USACE contracting officers are scrambling.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes action on hydroelectric project license terms
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes action on hydroelectric project license terms

FERC approved increasing the 30-year default license term to a 40-year default license term.

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Dam removal: Safety as a priority
Dam removal: Safety as a priority

The Mill Pond Dam Removal and Habitat Restoration project is underway in northeast Washington.

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Dam removal: Safety as a priority
Dam removal: Safety as a priority

The Mill Pond Dam Removal and Habitat Restoration project is underway in northeast Washington.

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Challenging bulkhead design: Dam closure system at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes
Challenging bulkhead design: Dam closure system at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes

Tulsa District of the USACE would like to replace the bulkheads at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes.

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A watershed protected: Drinking water and habitat
A watershed protected: Drinking water and habitat

The Bull Run Watershed is managed in collaboration with many entities.

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FERC may lead all federal authorizations during hydropower licensing
FERC may lead all federal authorizations during hydropower licensing

This change is expected to result in early and more efficient identification and resolution of issues that arise during the relicensing process.

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Improving safety at Broken Bow
Improving safety at Broken Bow

The MH+MH Joint Venture investigated the tunnel using only non-destructive testing methods to estimate the critical geologic parameters and tunnel performance.

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Dam safety regulations in California: What’s new?
Dam safety regulations in California: What’s new?

On June 27, significant legislative changes related to dam safety were adopted by California through the passing of SB 92.

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Panzura and Frame Partner

November 20, 2017