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Senior Water Resources Engineer George Kelley is featured in the fall 2017 issue of The Georgia Operator, writing about tips for Georgia dam owners. 

He expands on his five takeaways that include having regular inspections and developing an operations and maintenance plan.

George is a nationally recognized expert in risk management and has more than 40 years of experience in large dams, water...

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In light of recent flooding incidents at dams across the country, dam safety is now on the minds of many Americans. Many dam owners are receiving questions from constituents wondering about their nearby dams.

If your organization owns a dam, here are three questions you should be ready to answer:

  1. Is our dam safe?
  2. If a flood happened here, would our dam withstand it?
  3. What would we do if our dam had an emergency?

If you don’t know the answers, we can help. Here are the best practices we recommend:

  1. Have your dam regularly inspected
  2. ...

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Grady Hillhouse, Water Resources, Austin has once again shown children (and adults) the fun side of science and engineering with an interactive model of dams and reservoirs. He shared a video documenting his process for building the model on his YouTube channel, and it has received more than 19,000 views and almost 50 comments...

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Today, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) announced they are seeking applications for the Flood Control Structural Repair Grant Program, which will provide funds for structural repair projects on certain flood control dams as defined in the Texas Administrative Code.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2014 grant funds are due no later than 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2014...

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The dams and lakes project at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has received the highest recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia. As the project's designer, Freese and Nichols received the 2013 Engineering Excellence Award in Water Resources at the Council's annual awards banquet Oct. 28.

The Bechtel Summit, near the New River Gorge National River in southern West Virginia, is one of the Boy Scouts of America's four national High Adventure Bases and the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree. When the Boy Scouts selected...

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