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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Teton Dam Response Paper

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    Response Paper 4 The thirst for water has lead individuals and organizations to build dams across rivers at an alarming rate. During the early 1900s dams were being built so fast it was no longer big news when a dam was completed. These structures provided controlled irrigation water and hydroelectric power to the communities not only close to the reservoirs and dams, but also provided irrigation water and hydroelectric power to communities many miles away from the river. Negatively blocking the

  • 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.

  • Remmel Dam Case Study

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    1990 to 6:00 a.m. May 20, 1990, there was downfall of 10 inches at Carpenter Dam, seven inches at Remmel Dam, and twelve inches in near Hot Springs, with most of the rain falling between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The pool elevation on Lake Hamilton was 399.16 feet higher than water level at 8:00 p.m. on May 19, however when four hours, had up to 402.12 feet, and was still rising. Throughout this point the gates on Carpenter Dam were opened so as to avoid flooding on Lake Hamilton. The mixture of the discharge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grand Coulee Dam Analysis

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    Background Nearly 13,000 years ago, glaciers moved across the earth. In the Pacific Northwest they created many rivers, including the Columbia. The rock that the Grand Coulee Dam was built on was carved out by those glaciers creating a sturdy base of the dam. It is located in the rain-shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range in a shrub-steppe grassland, which results in very little rainfall and high temperatures. There have been many Native American tribes, including the Spokane, Sanpoli, Nespelem

  • 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