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UK Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook report
16 March, 2020
Reservoir owners in England will be expected to apply the lessons...
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Paradise Dam safety work to start this year
Monday, February 10, 2020 by Works to lower the Paradise Dam in Queensland, Australia, by 5m to improve the stability of the dam are is to start before the 2020/21 wet season after the Queensland government passed...

Repair work starts at Toddbrook reservoir, UK
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 by Work has started on a project to repair and enhance the resilience of the Toddbrook dam wall and spillway in Derbyshire, UK, following damage sustained during heavy rainfall in August 2019.

Dam removal project begins in the US
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by The first phase of a project to remove an 85-year-old high-hazard dam in Virgina, US, has begun, the City of Lynchburg and the University of Lynchburg have announced.

Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam
Monday, December 09, 2019 by A billion-dollar seimic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir in California is to move forward, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the California Department...

Fred Haigh Dam flood repair work begins in Australia
Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Australian utility Sunwater has begun work at Fred Haigh Dam to repair scour damage caused by previous floods, restoring the functionality of the downstream spillway channel.

Fatalities as dam collapses at Siberian gold mine
Monday, October 21, 2019 by As least 15 people have been killed with others missing following the collapse of a dam at a gold mine in Siberia over the weekend.

Drones to help inspect Brazilian dams
Friday, September 06, 2019 by 3 Dynamics has partnered with Curitiba-based EPH Engineering in Brazil, a firm that specializes in hydropower design, dam inspections and safety plans, to launch a turnkey dam...

HR Wallingford’s space-based dam monitoring system gets go-ahead for expansion
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by HR Wallingford has announced it will broaden its space-based dam monitoring system, DAMSAT, to include water dams in a bid to reduce the risk of failures. The expansion is possible...

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.

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