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Water & Dams - Featured Headline
Panama Canal Expansion Passes Milestone as New Locks Are Flooded
Panama Canal expansion enters next phase.

Photo Courtesy of Grupo Unidos por el Canal

Human Consumption Depleting Groundwater Basins Worldwide
NASA satellite technology finds one-third of basins are ‘distressed’

Photo Courtesy of California Dept. of Water Resources

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08/25/15 Consortium Gets Greenlight to Move Forward on London Mega-Sewer

The $6.6-billion project will begin construction in 2016.
07/28/15 DC Tunnel Project Passes Milestone as TBM Holes Through

TBM finishes first section of new water tunnel in D.C., removing 1.2 million tons of material.
07/20/15 Officials Float New Bay Delta Water Conveyance Plan

California officials again revise plans to construct a $15-billion Bay Delta tunnel and pumping stations.
07/15/15 Pumpback Scheme To Move Water to Denver Brings Pushback

Critics say project to divert 97 billion gal of water from Colorado's Yampa River to new reservoirs would irreparably harm the waterway.
07/06/15 Team Named To Plan and Manage $5-Billion Euro Transport Canal

Planned waterway will eliminate a major river transport bottleneck in northern Europe when completed in 2025.
06/10/15 Judge Halts Fargo-Moorhead Flood Control Project Construction

The $2-billion Red River diversion pits Minnesota and North Dakota forces against each other.
05/27/15 Appeal Likely as Katrina Ruling Opens Big Liability for U.S.

A federal Appeals Court Judge rules that flooding from Katrina and other storms was a result of Corps construction, operation and maintenance.
04/27/15 Massive Belo Monte Dam Rises in Amazonia

Engineers call the hydropower complex the most daring project under way in Brazil.
04/22/15 Multi-Year Bank Rehab Secures Las Vegas Wash

Few visitors to Las Vegas are likely to realize they are using the same water as on their previous visit.
04/22/15 Lake Mead Intake Project Manges Risk Proactively

Approach enabled contractor to make quick decisions.
04/22/15 The Last Straw

Lake Mead, the reservoir for drinking water in Las Vegas, is in trouble. The city and its suburbs have long been challenged by a limited water supply, but the very real effects of climate change are exacerbating and accelerating already dry conditions. The region's 2 million residents depend almost entirely on the Colorado River, yet its lake-stored flows are set to dwindle significantly in the next few decades.
04/14/15 California Adopts Drought Measures

Worst drought in 1,000 years will trigger measures that will affect home builders first, says AGC district manager in Southern California.
03/27/15 Israel and Jordan Sign Pact To Build $1B Pilot 'Red-Dead' Canal

Project is a prototype for a $10-billion scheme the bank said in 2013 was feasible; countries will share water supplies; tenders are set to come out by year end.
03/11/15 Water, Environment: Tarrant Regional Water District Richland Chambers Wetlands
Using CM-at-risk approach, the team delivered the project on schedule and under budget.
03/11/15 Nashville Officials Unveil Flood Plan

Project will include $100 million in improvements.
03/11/15 Groundwater Salinity Rises After Okeechobee Dike Fix

The saline water is likely the remnant of seawater from millions of years ago, sources say.
03/02/15 Sao Paulo Issues Bids To Address Drought Crisis

Southeastern Brazil is experiencing the worst drought in more than 80 years.
12/16/14 Mammoth Lock Takes Shape in Belgium

Ship access capacity to the Antwerp’s Waasland Canal complex in Belgium will be more than doubled by construction of the world’s largest volume ship lock at the Deurganck dock. With a budget exceeding £500 million, the lock on the River Scheldt’s left bank—500 meters long, 68 m wide and 17.8 m deep—is due to start operations in spring 2016.
12/10/14 $5.25-Billion Panama Canal Expansion Program Moves Into the Final Leg

Contractor prepares to install the ‘brain’ and ‘nervous system’ that will allow the gates to move and the locks to be flooded.
12/04/14 As Hydropower Grows in China, So Does Seismic Threat

Two earthquakes this year that struck China’s southwest Yunnan province are stirring up concerns that the seismic zone may be becoming more active.
12/01/14 Speakers Upbeat About Future at ENR’s Western Water Summit

Despite historic drought, utilities and engineering firms finding solution to meet future demands.
11/18/14 Egypt Launches Suez Canal Expansion Project

Now in the early stages of construction, the expansion project is estimated to cost $4 billion and has an optimistic target of one year to complete.
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