The Impact of the Morris Sheppard Dam Experience on Buttress Dam Safety Evaluations

by Jerry L. Foster, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management

Abstract: The stability problems encountered at the Morris Sheppard Dam have had an impact upon the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) dam safety program. This paper describes FERC's involvement in the evaluation of the project's stability and discusses the increased emphasis placed upon the evaluation of all buttress dams under FERC jurisdiction inspired by the Morris Sheppard experience.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Federal government | Jurisdiction

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