GI report on carpark in M'periyar dam premises by April end

A team led by Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao inspected the proposed car park area on Mullaiperiyar dam premises following objections raised by Tamil Nadu before the Supreme Court and the national Green tribunal over allowing it in the catchment area of the dam.

Air strikes repel IS assault on Iraq dam: US

A dozen US-led air strikes have helped fend off an assault by Islamic State jihadists on the strategic Mosul dam in Iraq, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

To dam or not to dam? Pakistan experts ponder flood strategy

 Energy-starved Pakistan relies on a multitude of dams and barrages to prevent Himalayan rivers from flooding and help meet its power needs, but their failure to prevent disaster four years running is making some experts question their utility.

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq`s largest dam

Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq`s largest dam today less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as US and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.

Mettur Dam opening advanced to tomorrow

Tamil Nadu Government today ordered release of water for irrigation in Cauvery Delta region from tomorrow, instead of August 15 as announced earlier.

Mettur dam water level at 43.23 feet

The water level in the Mettur dam today stood at 43.23 feet against its full level of 120 feet.

PM Narendra Modi kicks into gear with defence, dam projects

The new government kicked into gear this week, clearing billions of dollars worth of long-delayed defence projects, including a big navy base, as well as approving the scaling-up of one of the country`s biggest dams.

Beas tragedy: More personnel to join search

The search operation to trace the 17 persons still missing following the tragedy in the Beas river involving a group of engineering students from Hyderabad resumed on its fifth day today with more personnel set to join the efforts.

Dam bursts in Himachal Pradesh during trial

A newly-built dam with capacity of 12,000 cubic metre near here collapsed today during its first trial, with authorities ordering a probe into the shocking incident.

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

The construction of the Kishanganga project by India in Jammu and Kashmir will result in 14 percent decrease in the flow of water for Pakistan`s Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project, the Pakistan Senate was informed.

Report highlights lacunae in sanctioning of dam projects

The provisions for statutory clearance for building dams and hydroelectric projects on rivers, especially in the Northeast, are often circumvented and compulsory environmental safeguards not adopted, a report has said.

Militants attack dam in Pakistan, three killed

Unidentified militants on Wednesday attacked a small dam in Pakistan`s Mohmand tribal region and killed three employees and abducted four others.

90 Rajasthan dams reach full capacity, authorities on stand-by

With state receiving good monsoon rains this season, 90 out of the 724 dams in Rajasthan have reached their full capacity and authorities are making arrangements to ensure that none of them collapses.

Water levels in major dams rise in Nashik district

Sustained rains have increased water level in Gangapur and Darna dams in Nashik district.

Evacuations in Germany as Elbe river dam breaks

Several thousand more residents have been evacuated in Germany from areas facing the possibility of being submerged by the flood-swollen Elbe river.

PM seeks joint mechanism with China on Chinese dams on Brahmaputra

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his first meeting with new Chinese President Xi Jinping has sought a joint mechanism to assess the construction work on dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet.

Assam raises Brahmaputra dam in Tibet issue with PM

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that his government has asked the Centre to ensure that any dam related activities by China in Tibet do not cause ecological problems in the state.

Mettur Dam level stands at 29.45 ft

Inflow into the dam was 127 cusecs while the outflow 500 cusecs, for meeting drinking water requirements.

I too deserve justice: `Dam 999` director

Declaring that he too deserved justice, director Sohan Roy said he was happy that Kamal Haasan`s "Vishwaroopam" had been cleared by the Tamil Nadu government but his film "DAM 999" should also get screening permission in the state.

Tarun Gogoi urges PM to take up Bramhaputra issue with China

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today to take up the issue of construction of three new dams in the upstream of the Brahmaputra river with China.