Examples of Risk Assessment in Dam Safety Decision Making

by David S. Bowles, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Loren R. Anderson, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Terry F. Glover, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,
Glenn S. Tarbox, Utah State Univ, Logan, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: Three examples of risk-based dam safety evaluations performed for dam users or operators are summarized. These studies were conducted by major U.S. engineering firms and involved experienced dam engineering professionals. For each example the background which lead up to the commissioning of the study is presented, study results are summarized, and the study outcome is described, including an assessment of the value of the information obtained from the risk-based approach.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Dam safety | Professional development | Information management | Decision making | Accidents

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