Safety of Dams Activities in the Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region

by William L. Bouley, US Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


In the Lower Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation (BuRec), there are presently eight BuRec dams and one Bureau of Indian Affairs dam being modified or studied for modification to correct safety of dams deficiencies. These deficiencies have been identified by BuRec's Division of Dam Safety at the Engineering and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. The Division of Dam Safety determines whether or not the deficiencies warrant modification. The Reclamation Safety of Dams Act and its Amendments, Public Law Nos. 95-578 and 98-404, respectively, authorize 750 million to repair safety of dams problems relating to new seismic or hydrologic data or changes in state-of-the-art criteria. Cost sharing provisions to be contributed by the operating entities were added by the Safety of Dams Act Amendments.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Bureau of Reclamation | Hydrologic data | Structural safety | Structural behavior | Public health and safety | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Colorado | United States | Denver

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