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Stories with subject: Dams
  • Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:28 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.

  • Mobile homes along Lake Tschida must be moved by 2021 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 11:15 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - People who park their mobile homes on leased lots along Lake Tschida in southwestern North Dakota will not be able to leave them there permanently starting in 2021.

  • Fort Jackson: 4 dams on post broke or damaged during storm 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 2:15 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Officials are confirming that at least four dams on Fort Jackson either broke or were damaged during last month's epic flooding that swamped Columbia, including neighborhoods near the Army training base.

  • Feds propose plans to bolster Snake River fall chinook 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:19 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Federal authorities are looking at returning Snake River fall chinook salmon above the Hells Canyon Complex of dams as part of a plan to eventually lift Endangered Species Act protections.

  • Fall fish surveys in North Dakota provide post-flood look 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 10:35 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Annual surveys in North Dakota indicate fish stocks are improving in Lake Sakakawea behind Garrison Dam and that the Missouri River below the dam is slowly recovering from major flooding four years ago.

  • Alabama creek flows free after 130-year old dam removed 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 10:32 am

    SPRINGVILLE, Alabama - For 130 years, the flow of Big Canoe Creek was obstructed by a man-made hunk of rock and mortar called Goodwin's Mill Dam in Springville, wreaking havoc on the fish, wildlife and land surrounding it.

  • Homeowners faced with big bills to fix dams deemed unsafe 
    Updated: Oct-26-15 3:40 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - People who live around dozens of lakes in South Carolina are under emergency orders to repair or replace dams that ruptured or were deemed unsafe by inspectors after the historic rains this month, and they face staggering bills ranging from thousands of dollars to perhaps millions.