Dams

Dams

Gracon will replace two high-pressure slide gates at the Paonia Dam near Somerset, CO. This $4.5M project includes installing a 12-foot diameter bulkhead at the bottom of the lake, requiring the use of a barge-mounted crane and divers. Along with the bulkhead and gate works,...

Hydroelectric power, sometimes referred to as hydroelectricity, is dependent on moving water. Water is the largest single renewable energy source responsible for electricity generation in America. Hydroelectric Plants Explained In a three-step energy process, hydropower plants capture the kinetic energy of falling water and use it to generate electricity....

There is some confusion around the difference between weirs and barrages, more particularly how they fit in the spectrum of dams category as a whole. Effectively, both weirs and barrages are what’s called headworks that are used to increase the head of water on the...

From ancient times to modern times, civilizations build dams of varying designs to divert water flow, irrigate lands and generate power supply. There is one in particular which has the reputation for fascinating historians and engineers that come across it. It is the 2000-year-old Grand Anicut...

Dams have become an essential part of human infrastructure. They are used to generate electricity, irrigate farmlands, and a crucial piece in preventing floods. Dams are used in many different shapes and forms all across the planet and have become an integral part of our...