Related Links: Water Industry Awaits WRRDAs New WIFIA Loan Program New Water-Resources Bill Sails Toward Enactment The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning to explore the use of public-private partnerships to repair the nation's aging infrastructure."The federal government can't do this on their own," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Army's Chief of Engineers and the Corps commanding general. "We have $1.5 billion to put into projects this year, and we'd need $23.5 billion to finish the projects we're working on at the pace they are being appropriated," he added. "There's only so much that can be done through
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.