Oroville Dam

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  • Oroville Dam Summary

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    The article, ”Oroville Dam: Dramatic photos show damage to dam’s emergency spillway,” by the Bay Area News Group describes what is happening currently with the Oroville Dam situation. The article is featured in “The Mercury News” which for the most part seems to have a good journalistic reputation, aside that all their negative reviews seem to be about a bad delivery service. The Mercury News also seems to have a conservative orientation in their articles. The authors, Bay Area News Group, is an

  • Persuasive Essay On Water Pollution

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    We, humans, live on this planet that has given us food, water, land, and even oxygen to survive with the only condition to protect and take care of what was here before us and also to protect everything it has given us since everything has a limited time. Well we humans didn’t know how to protect and take care of what we have, many animals have extinct, our oxygen is being polluted and now our water is to a point of disappearing I guess we can say it that way. Many humans used to and still waste

  • Reservoir and Sedimentation Assessment

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    Introduction The 1960’s were considered the “golden age for dam construction” and contributed to thousands of dams being built across the United States. Dams are regualarly built to support recreational activities as well as hydroelectric power and water supply purposes but people recently have realized many of the negative impacts affiliated with them. Many are now 50 years old and due for relicensing which involves many tradeoffs for dam owners and public stakeholders to consider. Urbanization

  • 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

  • Literature Review : The Small Hydropower ( Shp )

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    CHAPTER 1 LITERATURE REVIEW 1.1 SMALL HYDROPOWER (SHP) AAAAAAA 1. Powers et al (1985) did an assessment study on the fishway development and design. Method of water control and the degree and type of water control were formed the basis to classify fish passes. Swimming speed of the fishes was related to their lengths for designing the fish passes. Energy required by the fishes upstream was determined for three scenarios: (i) passing through the pools in fishways (ii) ascending a sloping channel

  • The Intake Structure Essay

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    The Intake structure is provided in three separate shafts for stop-log gate, trash rack and service gates are provided. Following types of gates are proposed. • Emergency / Stop Log Gates Provision of one emergency gate of size 5000M X 7000OM - MT Capacity EOT Crane with lifting beams is made for lifting and lowering the emergency gate. Arrangement of ACC hoisting structure is to be provided. • Trash Rack Gate: Trash Rack Panels with E.O.T cranes of 20 Metric Ton Capacity with lifting beam and

  • Essay On Decision Making

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    C. Do nothing and hope the dams do not break. However, this alternative will have devastating effects on millions of Texans who are not already living within flood ravaged areas. 4. Among all the alternatives, I chose option B; a controlled release of water from the Barker and Addicks dams to prevent flooding in the city of Houston and surrounding areas. 5. Implementing this plan requires that all people

  • Essay on New Orleans Levees

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    For years now the discussions have arose about the levee systems in America and how some are not safe and need to be replaced. This problem has been focused on the levee system in New Orleans. Many engineers and other people have asked the question whether or not the present levee system in New Orleans could withstand a huge wave or a direct hit from a powerful hurricane. These questions were answered when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans as a Category 3 hurricane which isn't even the most powerful

  • Natural Hazards and the Interaction of Physical and Human Processes

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    Natural Hazards and the Interaction of Physical and Human Processes The earth has been producing hazards for millennia these include earthquakes and volcanoes caused by the movement of tectonic plates, and also wind and water elated disasters such as tornadoes and tsunamis, these can be varied by a countries location such as suffering drought due to be land locked or an island, also the relief on the land can contribute greatly to the hazards it faces.. All of these

  • Examples of Business Law and Ethics in the Buffalo Creek Disaster

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    the way to 1940s. At that time, Lorado Coal Mining Company opened Mine No.5 at the almost the top of the Buffalo hallow. The dumping of sludge from this mine was happening at the mouth of the middle fork. It functioned just like a dam and was viewed like one

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