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South Carolina Dam Failure Assessment and Advisement

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From October 1 through 5, 2015, heavy rainfall over parts of South Carolina resulted in the failure of 49 state regulated dams, one federally regulated dam, two sections of the levee adjacent to the Columbia Canal, and many unregulated dams. In support of recovery efforts, FEMA Mitigation deployed a team to assist in the assessments of dams and provide expertise and insights to the State of South Carolina, FEMA Headquarters, FEMA Region IV, and Joint Field Office leadership.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFinal Report (P-1801)
6.43MJune 25, 2020
Icon for file of type application/x-zip-compressedGeneral Advisories

In coordination with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to ensure accuracy and consistency with their regulations and procedures, Recovery Advisories were developed to help dam owners in the post disaster recovery. The advisories were provided to SC DHEC for distribution to dam owners.