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Aging Infrastructure: Dam Safety     View
September 2005 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report analyzing U.S. dam safety activities. Topics include dam failure risks, federal and state dam safety management, reduction of dam failures, and rehabilitation of federal and nonfederal dams. ...
http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL33108_20050929.pdf

2008 High-Flow Experiment From Glen Canyon Dam     View
Details about the Department of the Interior approved experiment in early March 2008 to evaluate "the effectiveness of using high flows from Glen Canyon Dam to improve natural, recreational, and cultural resources in Grand Canyon National Park. ...
http://www.gcmrc.gov/research/high_flow/2008/

Sand in the Grand Canyon: Two U.S. Geological Survey Studies     View
Information about how "a controlled flood was held during late March and early April of 1996 to help researchers determine if periodic large releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam can rebuild sandbars and restore other habitats [along the Grand ...
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/grandcan/twostudies.html

The Los Angeles Dam Story     View
Illustrated description of structural engineering behind the near-failure of the Lower San Fernando Dam during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake (magnitude 6.7) and the replacement dam (the Los Angeles Dam), which in 1994 "survived an almost iden ...
http://quake.usgs.gov/prepare/factsheets/LADamStory/

Final Environmental Impact Statement for Relicensing of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project No. 2082-027     View
From November 2007, this is the "Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for relicensing of PacifiCorp's 169-megawatt Klamath Hydroelectric Project, located primarily on the Klamath River in Klamath County, Oregon and Siskiyou County, Califo ...
http://www.ferc.gov/industries/hydropower/enviro/eis/2007/11-16-07.asp

Klamath Basin Hydroelectric Project     View
Reports, assessments, and background materials about PacifiCorp's Klamath Basin Hydroelectric Project, which "is a major contributor to the loss of salmon from more than 300 miles of habitat in the upper Klamath Basin" in California and Ore ...
http://www.energy.ca.gov/klamath/

Elwha River Restoration     View
"In 2009, the most significant river restoration effort of our time will begin on Washington's Elwha River. Two large dams will be dismantled to restore the river's once-legendary salmon runs, and to revive an entire ecosystem." Provides ba ...
http://www.americanrivers.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AMR_elwharestoration

Great Wall Across the Yangtze     View
"When finished, the Three Gorges Dam will produce the energy of 15 nuclear power plants and tame some of the river's deadliest floods. To China's leaders, the dam is the greatest engineering feat since the construction of the Great Wall, but to ...
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/greatwall/

Hoover Dam     View
A look at people and events, recommended reading, an essay on "whether dams are environmentally and economically sound or harmful," and suggested topics for classroom discussion of the dam. A companion to the PBS television program in The A ...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/hoover/

Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century - USGS Measures a Century of Floods     View
This resource contains information from the United States Geological Survey about the most significant floods in terms of amount of flooding, damage, and deaths in the 20th century United States. Included are a flood data table, a map showing locatio ...
http://ks.water.usgs.gov/pubs/fact-sheets/fs.024-00.html

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