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Two damaged dams receive water district funds for repairs

November 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HURON The James River Water Development District Board of Directors approved funding for work on two dams in Hutchinson County at their semi-monthly meeting in Huron Tuesday morning.
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Impact of damming Missouri River to be discussed Sunday

September 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Author Michael Lawson will be in Pierre Sunday to discuss his book “Dammed Indians Revisited.” Continue Reading

Corps: No new dams for James River

September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Proposal would not be cost-effective, water district board told.
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Structures at dam get repair work

June 15, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Lower water levels this spring are letting the Bureau of Reclamation do some catch-up work on repairs at the Jamestown Dam. Work started this week on two routine-maintenance projects on the dam’s outlet structure. Continue Reading

Dam conversion projects a win-win for the Red River

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rock-riffle structures that have replaced seven of the eight low-head dams on the Red River still hold back water to create deeper upstream pools. But instead of spilling over the dam in a steep vertical drop in turn creating the dangerous roller currents the water descends on a gradual slope over boulders placed in strategic rows downstream.
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Power generation at Mo River dams above average due to flooding

January 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) High water levels that caused record flooding along the Missouri River in 2011 did bring a small consolation: Electric power generation from the river’s six upstream dams was above average for the first time in a dozen years. Continue Reading

2011 floods give power generation at Missouri River dams a boost

January 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

High water levels that caused record flooding along the Missouri River in 2011 did bring a small consolation: Electric power generation from the river’s six upstream dams was above average for the first time in a dozen years. Continue Reading

Dam dispute draws on Lewis and Clark’s travels

December 6, 2011 in The Daily Republic

HELENA, Mont. (AP) U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments invoking the Lewis and Clark expedition from two centuries ago when they take up a dispute Wednesday that could affect who controls waterways across the nation. Continue Reading

Another Souris River rise at Minot expected

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Souris River is expected to rise again in Minot but City Manager David Waind says evacuations are not being considered. National Weather Service hydrologist Alan Schlag says he’s “a bit nervous” about conditions in the Souris River basin.
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Dams power down in the largest US dam removal

May 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On June 1, nearly two decades after Congress called for full restoration of the river and its fish runs, federal workers will turn off the generators at Elwha Dam on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and set in motion the largest dam removal project in U.S. history. Continue Reading