The fiscal year starting July 1 will be another tough one for states, with more spending cuts expected, says a new survey by the National Governors Association and National Association of State Budget Officers. Photo: National Governors Association NGA's Scheppach (left) and budget officers' Pattison discuss states dire fiscal picture. The groups' latest biannual “Fiscal Survey of the States,” released June 3, says that for fiscal 2010, which ends for 46 states on June 30, their total general-fund expenditures will be down by an estimated 6.8%, to $612.9 billion. For 2011, governors’ proposed budgets are forecasting a 3.6% pickup in
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.