Lessons from Dam Incidents, USA

Committee on Failures and Accidents to Large Dams of the United States Committee on Large Dams, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, | Co-publisher: USCOLD (USCOLD ISBN 0-608-29342-3)
1975, Soft Cover, Pg. 391

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This report is primarily concerned with failures, accidents, damage during construction, and major repairs relating to dams in the USA. The purpose of this report is to present available data, analyze data from the questionnaire with respect to type of incident, frequency, and trend, and to develop conclusions and recommendations about dam incidents. It presents a series of tables, figures, and professional commentary in order to correct dam failures.

Subject Headings: Dam failures | Dams | Failure analysis | Occupational safety | Damage (structural) | Infrastructure construction | Rehabilitation | United States


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