Field Notes
Fingers in the Dam: Managing Risk in a Crumbling Dam Network
By Lindsay Flangas–May 31, 2016
The United States relies on a vast network of dams to power our homes, fill our tubs, and protect our communities from flooding. Many of these dams were built during the infrastructure boom of the ‘50s and ‘60s, or even earlier, and are now in desperate need of modernization or replacement. It’s...

New USACE Permitting Standards for Boring Near Federally Regulated Levees
By Jamie Vincent–May 13, 2016
If you have a project that will require drilling in earth embankment dams and levees, you may now face an additional layer of approval. In an effort to improve public safety and reduce potential risks to dam and levee systems, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revised the...