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Animal Impacts on Earthen Dams

D. Allen Hughes, PE

This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of identifying problems in existing earthen dams that are the result of animal activity. Some common misconceptions concerning animal activities on dams will be presented. The purpose of this manual was for FEMA to provide a comprehensive survey of animal impacts on earthen dams across the United States. This course will give you an introduction to the steps necessary to protect a dam from potentially serious damage from 23 species of animals studied in the survey.

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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