Staab Construction Corp.’s Jason Betancur (left) and Cary Schneider set forms for a concrete pour Sept. 20 in Mukwonago.
A century-old dam in northern New Mexico that holds a city’s water supply is riddled with holes and on the brink of failure.
The Grand Coulee Dam, a product of the Great Depression, is getting a major facelift as federal operators seek to squeeze even more power out of the nation’s largest hydroelectric producer.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah-area cranberry growing operation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a complaint he dammed a stream and filled in wetlands without a permit. According to the state Justice Department, Ducklow Cranberry Co. wanted to expand operations in 1993 by damming a trout stream and filling wetlands. The agency alleges [...]
By SARAH KLOEPPING Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc COLLINS, Wis. (AP) — Portions of Collins Marsh Wildlife Area likely will have a new look throughout summer — dry. The Department of Natural Resources is conducting a drawdown of the Collins Marsh flowage during the next few months to stimulate growth of annual plants, facilitate the breakdown [...]
Published: June 14, 2011
Tags: Barnard Construction Co., Bozeman, dam, Dave Reynolds, Elwha Dam, Glines Canyon Dam, Lake Aldwell, Montana, Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Thomas Aldwell, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Washington
Port Angeles, Wash. (AP) — The surface level of Lake Aldwell no longer is being manipulated by man.
Published: June 2, 2011
Tags: dam, dams, David Reynolds, Elwha River, Glines Canyon Dam, Lake Aldwell, Lake Mills, Olympic Mountains, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles, Washington
The Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula once teemed with legendary salmon runs before two towering concrete dams built nearly a century ago cut off fish access to upstream habitat, diminished their runs and altered the ecosystem.
Published: April 22, 2011
Tags: Ashton Lake, Bill Sturtevant, Dale Schultz, dam, Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Facilities, DNR, Jeff Plale, Koepke, Marquette County, Monterey Dam, Oconomowoc, Scott Walker
By James Briggs The budget problems affecting governments in Wisconsin could lead to the removal of dozens of publicly owned dams during the next few years, a Department of Natural Resources official said. Bill Sturtevant, the state’s dam safety engineer, said cash-strapped municipalities might have no choice but to give up their dams if they [...]
LADYSMITH, Wis. (AP) — Xcel Energy is keeping a round-the-clock watch on the Big Falls hydroelectric dam near Ladysmith after a small sinkhole developed in an earthen embankment. The utility implemented a watch condition for potential dam failure Tuesday as rain fell in western Wisconsin. Xcel spokeswoman Liz Wolf Green said the sinkhole was discovered [...]
ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Divers have been called in to repair a washout on a dam in Anamosa caused by flooding on the Wapsipinicon River in 2008. The dam, which generates electricity for Alliant Energy, is owned by North American Hydro of Neshkoro, Wis. “It needs to be fixed. If left untended, the dam would [...]