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Dam Owner’s Safety Manual

D. Allen Hughes, PE

This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of dam safety from a dam owner’s perspective. It has been widely recognized by researchers in several US states that there is a significant difference between the perceived acceptable dam safety practices by dam owners and the minimal acceptable dam safety practices recognized by dam safety officials and engineers. It has been this engineer’s experience that this document is effective in educating dam owners. It is often included with reports to the owner(s) pertaining to dam maintenance, repair or construction. By educating dam owners about dam safety and by providing this FEMA manual to owners, the gap between perceived acceptable practices and industry recommended practices can be narrowed.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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