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Scant funding, scant dam oversight | Local & State | Macon.com

Scant funding, scant dam oversight | Local & State | Macon.com | Dam News | Scoop.it
Huge backlogs and inconsistent enforcement of Georgia’s dam regulations are linked to the small staff and budget that Georgia provides its Safe Dams Program.
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Upstream states fight dam releases - Columbia Daily Tribune

Upstream states fight dam releases - Columbia Daily Tribune | Dam News | Scoop.it
San Francisco ChronicleUpstream states fight dam releasesColumbia Daily TribuneThe letter was signed by members of Congress from the four states as well as the governors of North Dakota, South Dakota and Kansas.
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Battling Nature on the River

Battling Nature on the River | Dam News | Scoop.it
The past week's raging waters along the Mississippi are hardly unprecedented. The great flood of 1927 was far worse—and we still haven't applied its lesson.
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Danger Is Pent Up Behind Aging Dams

Danger Is Pent Up Behind Aging Dams | Dam News | Scoop.it
Of the nation’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, but repairing them all would cost billions.
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More Dangerous Than Nuclear Power: The Floods Caused by Aging Dams [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

More Dangerous Than Nuclear Power: The Floods Caused by Aging Dams [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Dam News | Scoop.it
As the U.S. and China endure record-breaking floods this spring, there is a risk that is being overlooked amidst the inundated towns, evacuations and rising waters. ...
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Old American Dams Quietly Become a Multibillion-Dollar Threat | Wired Science | Wired.com

Old American Dams Quietly Become a Multibillion-Dollar Threat | Wired Science | Wired.com | Dam News | Scoop.it
Last week, a Siberian hydroelectric dam failed when an explosion rocked the site's turbine room, killing dozens and taking 6,000 megawatts of electrici...
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State dam inspection programs fall far short of safe standards

State dam inspection programs fall far short of safe standards | Dam News | Scoop.it
Each year, more dams in the United States show signs of disrepair. Meanwhile, the money to fix them grows harder to find.
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