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Dam Safety Fact Sheets

Safety Series:

- Fact Sheet 1: Use of Emerging Technologies

- Fact Sheet 2: Notification Methods

- Fact Sheet 3: Benefits of Pre-Event Exercises and Training

- Fact Sheet 4: Proactive Actions

- Fact Sheet 5: Benefits of Post-Event Data Collection for Dams

Dam Safety Fact Sheets:

- Dam Awareness

- Risk Exposure and Residual Risk Related to Dams

- Risk Reduction Measures for Dams

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Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Safety Series – Fact Sheet 1: Use of Emerging Technologies

Examples of the successful use of emerging technologies for the dam emergencies that occurred during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This Fact Sheet also provides information on actions that can be taken to reduce risks, improve emergency response, and improve communication related to dams.

0.40MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Safety Series – Fact Sheet 2: Notification Methods

Examples of the successful use of notification methods for dam emergencies that occurred during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to help stakeholders better understand notification methods that can be used during a dam-related incident. This Fact Sheet also provides information on coordinating notification messages.

0.39MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Safety Series – Fact Sheet 3: Benefits of Pre-Event Exercises and Training

Examples of pre-event exercises and training relating to dams and dam emergencies that were conducted prior to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to help stakeholders better understand pre-event exercises and training efforts that will help them respond to potential dam emergencies.

0.41MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Safety Series – Fact Sheet 4: Proactive Actions

Examples of proactive actions taken in response to individual dam emergencies that occurred during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 so stakeholders can better understand actions they might take to reduce risks related to dam emergencies.

0.45MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Safety Series – Fact Sheet 5: Benefits of Post-Event Data Collection for Dams

Examples of data collected for dams after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to help stakeholders better understand some of the potential benefits of post-event data collection at dams.

0.31MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfDam Awareness

There is a general lack of knowledge, understanding, and awareness of dams and their risks, leaving those most affected by dams unprepared to deal with the impacts of their failures. This fact sheet provides a general overview of dams for consideration and use by the intended audience, based on their situation.

0.77MMay 15, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfRisk Reduction Measures for Dams

Risk reduction measures can be implemented by any entity that may be affected by or is at risk from a dam failure, including state, local, and tribal governments; communities; dam owners and operators; and individual property and business owners. The most effective risk reduction occurs when all parties—from the state government to community agencies to dam owners to at-risk individuals—are aware of each other’s actions and coordinate them effectively. Working together maximizes risk reduction in every phase of the risk reduction.

0.40MMay 17, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfRisk Exposure and Residual Risk Related to Dams

Many people who live near a dam or who might be affected by a potential dam failure do not fully understand the risks that may be present. There are risks to the dam itself and there is resulting risk exposure to the nearby population and infrastructure due to proximity to the dam, including residual risk that remains even after risk reduction measures are enacted. This fact sheet describes these risks and the potential contributing factors to those risks.

0.21MMay 24, 2018