spillway News

Crews to Lower Spillway Connected to Failed Michigan Dam

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Crews will begin lowering a spillway connected to a dam that failed last year and contributed to massive flooding in parts of mid-Michigan. The Edenville Dam Tobacco River spillway will be lowered by more than 20 …

Emergency Construction Starting on Michigan Dam That Failed

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Crews have started emergency construction work on a portion of a central Michigan dam that collapsed last spring and contributed to flooding that destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of about 10,000 people. Excavation work will …

California Dam’s Rebuilt Spillway ‘Performing as Expected’ During 1st Water Release

OROVILLE, Calif. — Water rushed down the rebuilt spillway at the nation’s tallest dam for the first time since it crumbled in heavy rain two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands of California residents from their homes over fears …

Experts Alarmed at Lack of Warning at California Dam

The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation’s highest dam has raised alarm among those building, running and regulating big dams around the world because it seemed to come with little warning the spillways were on the verge of failing, …

Flood Emergency Declared at Northern Utah Dam Amid Snowmelt

Federal water managers declared a first-stage flood emergency for the first time at a popular state park and released water from a dam as warming temperatures sent water from rapid snowmelt into homes and onto roads in northern Utah on …

Louisiana Ag Chief Wants Natural Disaster Designation Attached to Spillway Opening

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Risk Management to categorize the opening of the Morganza Spillway as a natural disaster. “I am asserting that the flood waters will …

Corps Opens Gates at Louisiana’s Bonnet Carre Spillway

The Army Corps of Engineers on May 9 partially opened a spillway that diverts the swollen Mississippi River’s rising water into a lake to ease pressure on the levee system in greater New Orleans. Several hundred curiosity-seekers watched from the …