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  • Major hurdle cleared in plan to demolish 4 California dams

    02/26/2022 11:29:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 72 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Feb. 25, 2022 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Federal regulators on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there were significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history.
  • Chinese Army Warns Dam Battered by Storms Could Collapse

    07/21/2021 12:30:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 21 Jul 2021
    The Chinese army warned that a stricken dam in the centre of the country "could collapse at any time" after being severely damaged in torrential storms that killed at least 12 people and brought the region to a standstill. Weather authorities have issued the highest warning level for central Henan province as downpours caused widespread disruption and the evacuation of residents of flooded streets. On Tuesday evening the regional unit of the People's Liberation Army warned that the relentless downpour had caused a 20m breach in the Yihetan dam in Luoyang - a city of around seven million people -...
  • Dam close! Boat with four women saved from plummeting over water’s edge

    06/12/2021 5:19:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11 June 2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Hair-raising photos show a boat perilously close to plunging over the edge of a Texas dam — because the passengers were too busy gossiping, police and rescue officials said. “They approached the dam, weren’t paying attention, they were talking to each other,” James Kane, who works at Retro Boat Rentals in Austin, said he rushed to the scene after getting a distress call from the passengers — and quickly tied a rope to the endangered vessel as it approached the edge of the dam.
  • Famine, flooding or war are repercussions of Ethiopian Dam filling without deal

    04/09/2021 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    egypttoday ^ | 4/7/21 | staff
    After the failure of talks on a mechanism to resume negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was announced Tuesday, a number of Egyptian experts and former ministers gave insight on the issue. Water Bomb Former Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Nasr Allam said in a TV interview that filling the dam's reservoir without a legal binding agreement may incur a famine in Egypt and Sudan. That is because the capacity of the dam is 74 billion cubic meters, which is almost equivalent to the annual water shares of Egypt (55.5 billion cubic meters) and Sudan (18...
  • Three Gorges Dam was the most dangerous in 17 years.Large floods left 101 dead and 850,000 evacuated

    01/15/2021 9:05:16 PM PST · by Norski · 47 replies ^ | January 15, 2021 | Anonymouse
    Three Gorges Dam was the most dangerous in 17 years.Large floods left 101 dead and 850,000 evacuated 92 views •Jan 13, 2021 1 0 Share Save News Updates 1.17K subscribers The Three Gorges Dam encountered the biggest challenge in 17 years On January 12, it was reported that prolonged heavy rains caused floods that damaged two-thirds of China's provinces, and even put pressure on the Three Gorges dam. As of January 12, the People's Daily reported 101 people were killed or missing in the new flood, while more than 850,000 people had been evacuated due to inclement weather. This heavy...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Get the Dam Vaccines Out NOW’

    12/11/2020 5:51:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump expressed impatience Friday with the Food and Drug Administration’s delayed approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. “While my pushing the money drenched but heavily bureaucratic FDA saved five years in the approval of NUMEROUS great new vaccines, it is still a big, old, slow turtle,” Trump wrote on Twitter, addressing FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn. “Get the dam vaccines out NOW, Dr. Hahn. Stop playing games and start saving lives!!!
  • Water levels at China's Three Gorges near maximum after flooding rains

    08/21/2020 7:36:21 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 2020 | David Stanway
    Water levels at China’s giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river are inching closer to their maximum after torrential rains raised inflows to a record high, official data showed on Friday. With 75,000 cubic metres per second of water flowing in from the Yangtze river on Thursday, the reservoir’s depths reached 165.6 metres by Friday morning, up more than 2 metres overnight and almost 20 metres higher than the official warning level. The maximum designed depth of China’s largest reservoir is 175 metres. Authorities raised the discharge volume to a record 48,800 cubic metres per second on Thursday to...
  • Egypt, Sudan suspend talks with Ethiopia over disputed dam

    08/05/2020 8:04:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/5/2020 | ap
    CAIRO: Egypt and Sudan suspended talks with Ethiopia after it proposed linking a deal on its newly constructed reservoir and giant hydroelectric dam to a broader agreement about the Blue Nile waters that would replace a colonial-era accord with Britain. The African Union-led talks among the three key Nile basin countries are trying to resolve a years-long dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia says the dam will provide electricity to millions of its nearly 110 million citizens, while Egypt, with its own booming population of about 100 million, sees the project...
  • California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal ( Klamath River - hydro-electric green energy )

    07/31/2020 12:17:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    ap ^ | July 30, 2020 | Robert Jablon,
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border ... which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history. The dams are owned by PacificCorp, an Oregon-based utility that is part of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate. The $450 million project would reshape California’s second-largest river and empty giant reservoirs. ... Newsom supports a 2016 agreement under which PacifiCorp would transfer its federal hydroelectric licenses for the dams to a nonprofit coalition, the Klamath River Renewal Corp., that was formed to oversee the demolition. ......
  • In pictures: Torrential rains pummel China

    07/24/2020 6:43:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review (TOKYO) ^ | JULY 25, 2020 | YUKI KOHARA
    Relentless heavy rains that began pummeling China last month is flooding more areas along the Yangtze River and causing anxiety further along the 2.3-km Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant. Already, 40 million people have been uprooted. Now, the dam 300 km west of Wuhan is threatening to burst and flood the first city to be hammered by the novel coronavirus. More than 400 rivers have overflowed and authorities estimate the economic toll has already reached 64.4 billion yuan ($9.2 billion).
  • China set to face more heavy rain, floods, meteorological office says

    07/24/2020 3:00:29 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 46 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 23 Jul, 2020 | Reuters
    Torrential downpours and hurricane-force winds forecast across large parts of the country. Water levels of 93 rivers still above warning levels, government says. Chinese regions as far apart as Sichuan in the southwest and Gansu in the northwest are at heightened risk of natural disasters in the coming days amid another round of torrential rain, the country’s weather bureau said on Thursday. Parts of the east coast, including the Bohai Bay region, and the provinces of Shandong and Jiangsu are also set to face hurricane-force winds, the China Meteorological Administration said. The port cities of Qingdao and Rizhao in Shandong...
  • FRIGHTENING: China Admits Three Gorges Dam Moved, Ignores Numerous Prior Reports and Says It Just Happened Last Weekend

    07/22/2020 5:45:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/22/2020 | Joe Hoft
    China finally admits Its Three Gorges Dam has ‘deformed slightly’ but claims it happened over the weekend, ignoring reports this happened long ago. The Asian Times reported yesterday: In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding.The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled. The dam was a pet project of the late Premier Li Peng and a monumental pride of the nation...
  • China's Huaihe River flood response raised to highest

    07/21/2020 7:02:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies ^ | 7-21-20 | Xinhua
    The Huaihe River Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources on Monday raised the emergency response for flood control to Level I, the highest of the four-tier emergency response system, due to the grim flood situation. The water level at the Wangjiaba hydrological station on the main course of the Huaihe River had risen to 29.66 meters by 6:36am Monday , exceeding the guaranteed level of 29.3 meters, according to the commission located in the city of Bengbu, east China’s Anhui Province. The guaranteed water level refers to the upper limit of the water level that ensures the safety of...
  • Kenya fishermen say they are squeezed by Ethiopian mega-dam

    07/20/2020 9:03:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 07/20/2020 | Baz Ratner
    Fishermen on the shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds the lake. Complaints about the Omo dam have been overshadowed by another major water dispute, between Ethiopia and Egypt. Ethiopia is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which Cairo says will strangle its lifeline, the Nile. The government in Addis Ababa has said it needs the mega-dams to generate enough electricity for its population of 109 million,...
  • The dam that could start a war between Egypt and Ethiopia: Tensions rise as £3billion mega-project built by Chinese firms begins filling up - threatening to reduce the Nile to a trickle

    07/15/2020 5:54:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Rising 500ft out of the grasslands of eastern Ethiopia and spanning 6,000ft across the Blue Nile river, is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - Africa's largest hydroelectric plant, which is pushing the region close to war. It is a £3billion bet upon which Ethiopia has banked all its hopes for the future, but which could spell catastrophe for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, which relies on the river for 90 per cent of its fresh water. Having strong-armed citizens, business and banks into investing in the project - which has also been supported by China - Ethiopia needs results. Prime Minister...
  • China floods threaten collapse of world's largest dam: The Three Gorges Dam

    07/07/2020 7:47:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/07/2020 | Chriss Street
    The China Meteorological Administration issued a "No. 1 Flood" warning as a second month of rain and earthquakes risks collapse of Three Gorges Dam and the safety of 400 million.   Southern China in June suffered its worst flooding since 1940 with the overflowing of 250 rivers impacting 15 million residents and causing at least 121 people dead or missing.  The world's largest hydroelectric dam, the 1.4-mile-wide and 630-foot-high Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtse River with a 5-trillion-gallon capacity, fully opened its seven massive outlets to begin discharging a record 28 acre-feet per second. But after thirty-one days of rain, a record 16.8 inches falling between...
  • Expert warns China's Three Gorges Dam in danger of collapse; Residents in lower reaches of Yangtze River should brace for evacuation: Chinese hydrologist

    06/23/2020 6:33:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 06/23/2020 | By Ching-Tse Cheng
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rains in China continue to wreak havoc on more than 24 provinces, notable Chinese hydrologist Wang Weiluo (王維洛) has questioned the safety of the massive Three Gorges Dam, warning that it could collapse at any moment. In southern China, regional rainstorms and mudslides that began on June 1 have uprooted more than 7,300 houses and affected nearly eight million people as of Monday morning (June 21). The immediate economic loss is estimated at 20.6 billion RMB (US$2.9 billion) by local officials. The nonstop downpours have also raised the Chinese public's concerns over the potential...
  • Three Gorges Dam May Collapse

    06/23/2020 9:56:07 AM PDT · by struggle · 217 replies
    Various | 06/23/2020 | struggle
    The Three Gorges Dam is one of the biggest if not the biggest gravity dam in the world. China is currently seeing record flooding, with three-four days of rain still in the future for the area around the dam. When the dam was under construction, they asked foreign consultants to come in and inspect the dam. The consultants noted poor concrete quality and insufficient rebar supports. The Chinese then kicked the consultants out and called them racist. A good video of the extent of the flooding. The dam itself has taken damage from a 2012 earthquake and is now currently...
  • REVEALED: Operators of collapsed Michigan dam lost their license two years ago because of 14-year history of safety violations as 10,000 are forced to evacuate the flood zone and forecasters warn of more rain

    05/21/2020 1:33:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    The company that operated a hydroelectric dam had its license revoked by federal regulators due to history of safety violations two years before flooding forced more than 10,000 Michigan residents to evacuate their homes as forecasters warn of more rain during Memorial Day weekend. Boyce Hydro Power's history of violations lasted throughout the 14 years the company was authorized to run the nearly century-old Edenville dam, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The commission said it repeatedly raised concerns about the dam's ability to prevent flooding during extreme conditions because of its inadequate spillway capacity.
  • Earthquake risk prompts order to drain big dam south of San Francisco

    02/25/2020 5:30:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | 02/25/2020
    Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot (73-meter) high earthen Anderson Dam, built in 1950 between San Jose and the community of Morgan Hill, poses too great a risk of collapse and must be fully drained by Oct. 1, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates dams, the Mercury News reported. Since 2009, the dam’s water level has been kept at a maximum of 74 percent of capacity because...