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Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

Jun. 09, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a new report released Thursday. But it would be expensive. ...

Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

May. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal government. But they won't find the condition of Hoover Dam, which impounds one the nation's...

AP analysis: Dams across New York pose potential threat

May. 05, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of dams in poor condition across New York state are upstream from homes, highways or businesses, posing potential threats to people if they fail. An Associated Press analysis found 90 “high-hazard” dams in New York that also were rated in poor...

Report says Michigan 2020 dam failures were 'preventable'

May. 04, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday. The Edenville Dam on...

National Guard helping stabilize ND dam in danger of failing

May. 03, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota National Guard is helping to stabilize a dam in Cavalier County that is in danger of breaking and causing even worse flooding in the area. Gov. Doug Burgum, at the request of the Pembina County Emergency Management officials, authorized the...