Corps of Engineers says Missouri River has extra storage
March 7, 2012
The US Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River through the series of reservoirs and dams up and down the enormous river's stretch, and their latest report is that there's a little more storage capacity
inside the system this year than usual. That's good news if it means we won't see a repeat of last year's severe flooding. We are actively involved in about half a dozen active projects right now to repair and re-construct the levees protecting towns like Council Bluffs and Omaha. Keep us in mind any time you have an project requiring flood gates (like flap gates and sluice gates), especially if it's time-sensitive. Golden Harvest has been able to rush emergency orders through production in a matter of a four to six weeks for those most urgent installations. No other manufacturer can even come close to that kind of responsiveness.
Are nuclear plants threatened by deficient dams?
March 8, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking the nation's nuclear power plants to re-examine whether upstream dam failures along rivers could put them at risk. Power plants of all types are routinely found near rivers, since they usually require large volumes of water as part of the steam-turbine process
of power generation. (It's said to account for 90% of all power generation in the US
.) The proximity to rivers means that the risk of flooding must be accounted-for. After last year's epic flooding along the Missouri River made trouble for Nebraska's two nuclear power plants, it seems like a good time to ask. Lingering concerns over last year's nuclear accident at Fukushima also have the regulators' attention
Doing our part to fight unemployment
March 12, 2012
We're proud of the American manufacturers we represent, all of whom employ workers here in the United States to produce the highest-quality engineered products for use in water and wastewater treatment. This map illustrates the enormous footprint of American manufacturers that make great products for us and employ hundreds of skilled workers:
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We can help you with products from any of these companies. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
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