Dam News: 2 – 6 October, 2012
“Dam news” is a round-up of news and events related to dams and dam removal, brought to you by the Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI), a project administered by the Water Resources Collections and Archives. Visit CDRI for more on dams and dam removal.
Boardman River Evacuation Order Issued Over Fear of Brown Bridge Dam Collapse Near Traverse City
MLive.com – Oct 6, 2012
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI — Police in northern Michigan have issued an emergency evacuation order for much of the Boardman River Valley in southeast Grand Traverse County, which is being inundated with flood waters after an apparent temporary dam collapse.
Old Dam on Stanislaus River to be Removed
Central Valley Business Times – Oct 5, 2012
A timber-faced, steel-buttress dam, built in 1962 on the upper arm of the Stanislaus River, about 12 miles east of Angels Camp, is being removed by its owner, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The Stanislaus Afterbay Dam is located on Bureau of Reclamation land within the New Melones Lake Area and is part of the Spring Gap-Stanislaus Project.
Rafting the Free-flowing White Salmon River a Year After Condit Dam Fell
National Geographic – Oct 4, 2012
It started with a blast last fall – 700 pounds of dynamite ripping through the base of the White Salmon River’s Condit Dam in western Washington State. Since then, crews have been dismantling the 125-foot tall concrete structure in a major effort to restore the river and its historic salmon and steelhead runs.
Shiatown Dam Dismantled
Argus Press – Oct 3, 2012
SHIAWASSEE TWP. — A Shiawassee County contractor this week is completing the removal of concrete at the Shiatown dam that will allow the drawdown of the impoundment behind the 108-year-old structure.
Residents Discuss Pros, Cons of Adams Pond Dam
NewHampshire.com – Oct 2, 2012
DERRY — During Tuesday night’s public hearing on a plan for the town to take control of the Adams Pond Dam, residents had a variety of views on the potential transfer, with some speaking out against an additional tax burden on the town and others pointing to the beauty and historical significance of the pond.