FEMA says Lake Delhi won't get any Federal money
August 25, 2010

FEMA has declined a request for assistance from the people trying to rebuild the Lake Delhi dam, which failed catastrophically last month. Though FEMA has nothing about the decision on its website yet, the governor has protested, calling the decision unfair. The public discussion about the decision has already turned rather interesting in eastern Iowa. Part of FEMA's decision was apparently based upon the fact that the dam was for recreational purposes and didn't serve any other use, like the production of hydroelectricity.

Hydro-electric dams often use radial gates, like the ones we supply from Golden Harvest, to control upstream water levels and ensure reliable energy production. Since the Lake Delhi dam originally did serve to produce electricity, though it was later abandoned, it's possible that the reconstruction process will include the addition of a hydroelectric component.

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