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  • Gorges Dam

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    building of the dam first proposed in 1919 and by whom? The dam was first proposed by Sun-Yat San, the father of modern China, in order to protect river communities from floods and also contribute for economic development plan for China. 2.Why have archaeologists and historians criticized the building of the Three Gorges Dam? Archeologist and historians criticize the building of the Three Gorges Dam because it is socially and environmentally destructive. This is because when the dam is finished

  • Risk Assessment On Dam Safety

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    REVIEW IME864: Risk Analysis Fall, 2014, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS USA RISK ASSESSMENT ON DAM SAFETY VAMSI PRASANTH REDDY MADDI, P253G985 Affiliation City, State, Country Email: ABSTRACT Portfolio risk management is a risk-informed approach for improved management of dam safety. It can be used to identify ways to strengthen technical and organizational aspects of a dam safety program. Portfolio risk assessment is a decision support tool, which is incorporated in portfolio is

  • In The Tigris River, The Ilisu Dam Along With Other Dams

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    In the Tigris River, the Ilisu Dam along with other dams has become a plan to sustain a water reservoir for the citizens of Turkey. Unfortunately, it has led to an increasing number of ecological impacts downstream. The project began in August of 2006 and has been met with much controversy, yet certain instances of how the dam affects the surrounding life including people and other organisms has become definite. With International Environmental Impact Assessments calling to be revised, but to no

  • Philippine Dams

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    Magat Dam Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela used to be the largest dam in the Philippines back when it was built in 1983. The controversial San Roque Dam (featured previously) has since eclipsed it in both structural and reservoir size in 2004. Magat Dam generates 360 megawatts of electricity (with a water head of 81 meters high) and supplies irrigation water for approximately 85,000 hectares of farmland in Isabela and surrounding areas. The dam was constructed at a cost of 6.5 billion pesos and consists

  • The Construction of Wivenhoe Dam Essay

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    Based on the events that lead to the devastating floods in Queensland and the eventual case that was brought against the engineers of the dam, there have been views from both sides of the divide as to whether or not the actions taken by the engineers were actually ethical or otherwise. We have explored this avenue and have found that both sides of the divide have good reasons to justify their actions. Firstly, we shall explore the avenue that the engineers decisions were appropriate and ethical.

  • The Construction Of Large Dams Essay

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    The construction of large dams has been propagated as providing "inexpensive" hydropower and water supply from a very long time. Today it is well known as it has been observed all over the world that the costs of construction and below average performance of dams were in the past basically were hindered by the public organisations that built and operated these projects. Dams time after time cost more and take longer to build than the cost projected as the need and advancement of technology push the

  • Essay On Hoover Dam

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    The Hoover Dam is legendary. Having visited and stood on it’s bridge many times, there is no way to describe the incredible power that one feels just setting foot near the place. In 1922, the Reclamation Service presented a report calling for the development of a dam on the Colorado River for flood control and electric power generation. Even before Congress approved the Boulder Canyon Project, the Bureau of Reclamation was considering what kind of dam should be used. Officials eventually decided

  • Seepage Control in Earthen Dams

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    Most dams in active use today exhibit seepage of one form or another. The location, rate of flow, and turbidity (clear or murky) are the critical factors when evaluating the seriousness of seepage from a dam. Seepage is the continuous movement of water from the upstream face of the dam toward its downstream face, and is a major minor problem when it comes to the life span of dams and embankments. It is a major minor problem because if controlled the affects are minor and not hazardous, but if not

  • Alternatives to Building More Dams

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    back to Colorado to run this river? I considered the the portage again; it's an impressive drop with no shame in walking. But what if they dam the Arkansas?   I had the pleasure of kayaking about fifteen miles of the Arkansas river, in Colorado, this summer. Flowing from its headwaters near Buena Vista, the Arkansas is a virgin river. Only a trickle

  • Hoover Dam

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    Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam is one of America¡¦s greatest civil engineering marvels (Hernan 22) and ¡§has become a magnet to those fascinated by human ingenuity at its best¡¨ (Haussler 30). With its enormous size and construction during the Great Depression, it was an interesting topic to me. I would like to major in civil engineering and, at first, I was researching this topic. I was looking for salary and job descriptions. Then, I discovered the name John L. Savage, the engineer who supervised