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Stories with subject: Dams
  • Fish ladder working at dam 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:31 pm
  • BEVERLY, Washington - The modified fish ladders are working at the damaged Wanapum Dam, but wildlife officials are still catching and transporting some salmon and steelhead around the structure in trucks.

  • Utility alters plan for Skykomish River dam 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:56 pm
  • EVERETT, Washington - The Snohomish County Public Utility District has changed plans for a hydroelectric project on the Skykomish River near Index.

  • Big snowpack increases flood risk 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:25 pm
  • SPOKANE, Washington - Heavy snowfall in February and March above Lake Pend Oreille (pahn-du-RAY) has increased the snowpack to 130 to 150 percent of average and raised the prospect of flooding.

  • State grants go toward removing, renovating dams 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:22 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - State wildlife officials have approved two projects to remove one dam and renovate another.

  • Dillon Dam could be removed by 2016 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:22 pm
  • PENDLETON, Oregon - The Umatilla Basin Watershed Council has proposed removing the Dillon Dam by 2016 while maintaining irrigation rights established more than a century ago.

  • NC regulators cite Duke Energy for crack in dam 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:56 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators say they've cited Duke Energy for a crack in a dam at a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River.

  • Army Corps to begin killing birds 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:22 pm
  • CLARKSTON, Washington - The Army Corps of Engineers this spring will begin killing birds at some Snake and Columbia river dams to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead.

  • Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:49 pm
  • LOS ALGODONES, Mexico - Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday.

  • NC regulators say Duke has repaired crack in dam 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:45 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy has repaired a crack in a dam at a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River.

  • Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 2:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways."

  • Regular flushing flows aid North Platte trout 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:46 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Fishing on the North Platte River is sometimes a thing of legend. Anglers and guides tell stories about 50-fish days, the water teeming with fat and healthy brown and rainbow trout.

  • 2 congressmen seek momentum to build new reservoir 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 7:43 pm
  • MAXWELL, California - Two members of California's congressional delegation on Wednesday called for building a new reservoir north of Sacramento, displaying bipartisan agreement on one potential solution to California's long-term water problems.

  • EPA challenges Uinta County man's pond 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:13 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Andy Johnson is the newest poster boy for anti-EPA sentiment.