Lessons from Dam Incidents. US-II

Subcommittee of Dam Incidents and Accidents of the Committee on Dam Safety of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-661-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-661-X (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. xiii, 236
22 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The purpose of this report is to present available data to the profession regarding failures, accidents, and major repairs at dams in the United States. Data is analyzed with respect to the type of incident, frequency of incidents, dam size, type of dam, and age of dam. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn to help prevent future occurrences of similar incidents. Narrative descriptions of 80 incidents are included in the report.

Subject Headings: Dams | Dam failures | Failure analysis | Accidents | Rehabilitation | United States


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