With the economic slump battering tax receipts, state budgets remain in dire shape and the pain may continue into fiscal years 2011 and 2012, according to preliminary findings from the National Governors Association and National Association of State Budget Officers. Photo: National Governors Association NGA's Scheppach says states will feel biggest impact of slump two years after recovery starts. The groups on Nov. 12 released preliminary findings from their next biannual Fiscal Survey of the States, due out soon. Scott Pattison, executive director of the budget officers' group, says that for fiscal 2009 and 2010 "We are seeing the worst
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.