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Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

The Interagency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS) has prepared and approved the following federal guidelines for federal agency dam owners and regulators. These guidelines may also be used by non-federal dam owners, regulators and operators.

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12/18/2019 - 13:43