Tag Archive: construction

Aug 20 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/20/12): Shaking the Levees, Flooding Around the World

This week: Testing the levees of the Sacramento Delta, cleaning up after the Manila floods, flooding around the world, a new approach to coping with drought, and using iPads to view construction blueprints. Shaking the Levees of the Sacramento Delta (NBC) “It feels a little bit like we’re on a waterbed,” said Scott Brandenberg, a …

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Jul 30 2012

A Few Good Reads (7/30/12): China Flooding and Three Gorges Dam

This week: Flooding at Three Gorges and more on the deluge further north at Beijing and Tianjin, wrestling with the disaster conspiracy complex related to the Russian floods, and the single step design-build method that the Corps is pursuing. Three Gorges Dam experiences year’s biggest flood (xinhuanet) Water inflow into the dam area is expected …

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May 25 2012

Folsom Dam Spillway (CA) Construction (Video)

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Folsom Dam is a flood control structure and storage reservoir on the American River, a significant tributary to the Sacramento River, just outside of Sacramento in California’s Central Valley. The Corps of Engineers (Sacramento District) is in the process of constructing an auxiliary spillway to allow the dam to handle a higher flood flow. The …

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