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Freese and Nichols is partnering with John France, OWRB and ASDSO , this summer, to provide a technical workshop on the slope stability of dam embankments. The two-day workshop, which is hosted by the OWRB Dam Safety program , will be led by John France of JWF Consulting LLC, and Freese and Nichols' Marc Miller and Colin Young . This workshop will not only focus on theory but will also provide tools for practical...

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Today, Freese and Nichols joins the dam safety industry today to raise awareness about National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

National Dam Safety Awareness Day commemorates the 1889 failure of South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, that claimed more than 2,200 lives and led to the public awareness of the importance of dam safety.

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) calls May 31 a day for “remembering the lessons learned from...

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Looking at an industry-accepted practice, a Freese and Nichols study examined the use of small slotted drainage pipes in dams.

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials recently featured the findings of Marc Miller, PE, left, and Grady Hillhouse, PE, right, in the Journal of Dam Safety.

The Issue

Internal drains are commonly used to relieve pore pressure and control seepage in dams. These drain systems often include slotted or...

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Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

There are more than 90,000 dams across the United States, many of which are vital to the nation’s infrastructure by providing drinking water, holding back flood waters, storing water to irrigate crops, providing recreation opportunities, and controlling rivers for navigable transportation. In addition, dams provide nearly half of the nation's clean, renewable electricity through hydropower generation.

Yet dams...

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