Client Cascade Water Alliance featured in Army Corps National Inventory of Dams Video

December 9, 2021

On Dec 5, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a promotional video for the National Inventory of Dams (NID), which documents all known dams in the U.S. and its territories that meet certain criteria. The NID serves as a resource to support awareness of dams and actions to prepare for a dam-related emergency. The video includes footage of the Lake Tapps Reservoir, which is owned and operated by Van Ness Feldman client Cascade Water Alliance (Cascade).

There are more than 92,000 dams across the U.S. and its territories, and the Corps operates and maintains approximately 740 of them. Each dam is uniquely designed and managed to offer a variety of benefits such as reducing the risk of flooding, supporting navigation, supplying water for drinking and irrigation, providing power, offering recreation opportunities, creating space for fish and wildlife, and helping manage waste.

Van Ness Feldman is nationally recognized for our extensive, multidisciplinary experience in matters involving the acquisition, distribution, regulation, use, and protection of water. Through a unique combination of legal, policy, and industry experience and knowledge, the firm’s attorneys and policy professionals bring creative solutions and a problem-solving mindset to the representation of a wide range of clients including municipalities, drinking water utilities, institutional investors, industrial and technology companies, energy facilities and project developers, public power entities, irrigation districts and farms, individual landowners, property developers, trade associations, NGOs, states, and Native American organizations. Van Ness Feldman is also home to one of the premier hydropower law practices in the United States. Our current and recent matters involve over 50 percent of all FERC-licensed hydroelectric capacity in the country. Additionally, the firm advises developers of new hydropower projects, including conventional large and small hydro, pumped storage, and emerging technologies such as ocean and tidal projects.

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