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Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments

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This guide was developed as a quick reference to help dam owners and others assess low hazard dams and impoundments. Uncontrolled release of a reservoir resulting from a dam failure can have a devastating effect on people and property downstream. Safely maintaining a dam is a key element in preventing dam failure and limiting the liability a dam owner could face. For in-depth discussion, please visit Dam Safety Technical Manuals and Guides.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfPocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments (FEMA P-911)

This guide was developed for dam owners, inspectors and other people as a quick reference when assessing dams and impoundments.

8.66MOctober 1, 2016