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Stories with subject: Dams
  • Fishermen worry over dam's release of warm water into river 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 2:31 pm

    NORFORK, Arkansas - Fishermen say they're concerned that warm water released from Norfork Dam will threaten trout that live in the river below.

  • Study: Shasta Dam expansion feasible but financing unclear 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - A long-awaited study requested by Congress concludes that enlarging Shasta Dam in California by 18.5 feet is technically and economically feasible, though the Bureau of Reclamation declined to make a formal recommendation to move ahead with the project.

  • Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 am

    BOISE, Idaho - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

  • Montana officials say dam, bypass best for imperiled fish 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:55 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A $59 million dam and fish bypass proposed on the Yellowstone River offers the best chance to save an endangered fish population that's long been blocked from its spawning grounds, a senior Montana official said Wednesday.

  • Group demands change in dam operations to protect frog 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 6:50 pm

    GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A conservation group demands a change in operations at two irrigation dams on the upper Deschutes River to protect the Oregon spotted frog, a threatened species.

  • Transmitters show how fish move between waterways 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:49 pm

    HELENA, Montana - "We're picking one up right away - code 114, walleye tagged at Highway 12 Bridge," said FWP fisheries technician Adam Strainer.

  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:37 am

    LAS VEGAS - It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:16 pm

    LAS VEGAS - It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

  • On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 11:17 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."