Dam Safety: A State's Perspective

by Brad Iarossi, Maryland Dep of Natural Resources, Annapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Practice in Dam Rehabilitation


The State's role in the rehabilitation of dams is discussed. The author presents a national picture of dam safety, describes some dam failure statistics on type of dams that have failed, their age and mode of failure. Some well-known dam failures are revisited and Maryland's dam safety program is described.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Standards and codes | Dam failures | Failure analysis | Structural safety | Statistics | Failure modes | Structural failures | Maryland | United States

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