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Living with Dams: Extreme Rainfall Events | 2015

2015

Living with Dams:

Extreme Rainfall Events

Can and Do Cause Dam Failures

Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Inc.

239 S. Limestone St.

Lexington, KY 40508

855-228-9732

info@damsafety.org

1.

Promote proactive dam safety programs that balance sound science and

economics with risk reduction and public safety.

2.

Recognize that public safety and welfare supersedes individual hardship

and the ability to afford proper level of protection for dam safety.

3.

Recognize that adequately funding dam safety and rehabilitation

programs are the most cost effective hazard mitigation available for

private and public dams.

How can dam owners, dam safety officials, lawmakers

and concerned citizens reduce the chance and risk of

dams failing from extreme rainfall events?