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HR Wallingford’s space-based dam monitoring system gets go-ahead for expansion
08 August, 2019
HR Wallingford has announced it will broaden its space-based dam...
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Toddbrook reservoir at safe level, work to start on dam repair plans
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by Residents in the town of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, have returned to their homes following their evacuation in the wake of damage to the dam that holds back Toddbrook Reservoir.

Aggregate being used to reinforce Whaley Bridge dam
Friday, August 02, 2019 by Work his continuing at the dam on Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, amid fears the structure could still breach.

UK town evacuated in dam collapse fears
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by Part of the dam wall at Toddbrook reservoir in the Derbyshire has been damaged following heavy rains in the area, with residents of the town of Whaley Bridge asked to leave their...

ASDSO to investigate Spencer Dam failure
Monday, July 29, 2019 by The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US has announced that it will be conducting an independent investigation into the breach of Spencer Dam in North...

New Zealand govt opens consultation on safety regulations for large dams
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by New Zealand is considering creating safety regulations for large dams in the country, with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announcing that it has...

Aging steel thought to be cause of dam failure in Texas
Friday, May 17, 2019 by The failure of a spillgate at a 91-year-old dam in Texas this week is thought to have been caused by aging structural steel, although the official cause of the incident has not yet...

Mining firms to create an international standard for tailings dams
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by An international standard for tailings facilities is to be developed, based on a review of current global best practices in the mining industry, and beyond, the International Council...

Evacuation in area of Brazil tailings dam
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Residents in the region of Macacos, Nova Lima in Brazil have been evacuated as mining firm Vale sets in motion preventative actions as part of an Emergency Action Plan for the Dam...

Hundreds missing following collapse of tailings dam in Brazil
Saturday, January 26, 2019 by There have been confirmed fatalities with hundreds of people missing following the collapse of a tailings dam in southeastern Brazil yesterday.

US$44.6 million contract awarded for dam safety work at US dam
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract valued at almost $44.6 million to California firm Malcolm International LLC for construction services at Bull Lake Dam in...

Hundreds reported missing as dam collapses in Laos
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by At least 100 people are missing with several people reported to have died following the collapse of a dam in Southeast Laos.

Indian Govt approves proposal for dam safety bill
Thursday, June 14, 2018 by A proposal to introduce a dam safety bill that will help India adopt uniform dam safety procedures across all its states and union territories has been approved by the Union...

ASDSO marks National Dam Safety Awareness Day
Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is encouraging those involved in the dam industry to remember the lessons learned from past dam failures, push for strong dam safety...

Moccasin reservoir stabilized following threat of dam failure
Friday, March 23, 2018 by A small dam and reservoir in Tuolumne County, California, US, has been declared stable after heavy rainfall yesterday sent a major surge of water and debris into the system,...

St. Francis Dam failure – 90 years later
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by This week marked the 90th anniversary of the St Francis Dam failure in Los Angeles, US, with the Association of State Dam Safety (ASDSO) stating that the incident remains a vital...

Tailings dam breached at Australian mine
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Australian mining firm Newcrest Mining Ltd has confirmed there was a ‘limited breakthrough’ of tailings material at the Cadia northern tailings dam embankment in New South Wales on...

New legislation calls for increased dam inspections
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed legislation that will require annual inspections for high hazard dams, with new standards set for inspection.

Forensic team release final report on Oroville dam spillway
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 by No single root cause was found to be responsible for the failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam in California, US, in February 2017 according to the final report of...

Team assess earthquake impact on Iraqi dams
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by A team from the World Bank and the Iraq Ministry of Water Resources is evaluating the impact of recent earthquakes on the Darbandikhan and Dokan Dams in Iraq.

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