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Emergency action planning is boring… until you have an emergency
Emergency action planning is boring… until you have an emergency

If you operate a FERC-licensed hydropower project you must develop and maintain an EAP. Do you know if your plan work when you need it?

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Strong finish to a very challenging dam design project
Strong finish to a very challenging dam design project

Dam closure system engineering design at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes nears completion

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Congress recognizes impact of maintenance costs at hydropower facilities
Congress recognizes impact of maintenance costs at hydropower facilities

American’s Water Infrastructure Act 2018 includes changes to dam license term determinations

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New Dam Safety Program audit requirements
New Dam Safety Program audit requirements

An Owners Dam Safety Program is not a generic, one-size-fits-all plan, but rather a tailor-made compilation of the people, processes, training, surveillance and, most importantly, commitment to dam safety found within your organization.

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FERC releases new water conveyance guidelines, keyword is ‘proactive’
FERC releases new water conveyance guidelines, keyword is ‘proactive’

FERC released Chapter 12 – Water Conveyance of the Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects to address safety issues for penstocks, canals, flumes or tunnels.

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Leadership best practices shared by military engineers
Leadership best practices shared by military engineers

It doesn’t matter whether it is on a project team, within a partnering arrangement, for my company or as a member of a professional organization… good leadership is a learned, acquired skill.

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Using drones on Corps of Engineer projects
Using drones on Corps of Engineer projects

Securing permission to use a UAV/UAS on a USACE project is neither quick nor simple. However, a UAV/UAS may still be the best means of gathering required data.

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FERC Form 80 Recreation Report modernized
FERC Form 80 Recreation Report modernized

FERC proposes “to modernize public notice practices, clarify recreational signage requirements, and provide flexibility to assist licensees’ compliance efforts.”

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A creative approach when 1D hydraulic modeling is the only option
A creative approach when 1D hydraulic modeling is the only option

What is your recourse when an agency or client won’t accept a 2D hydraulic model of a complex floodplain project?

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Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs
Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs

Connect with dam owners, key agency personnel and teaming partners to learn about and share our latest innovations and engineering challenges related to dams and levees.

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