Dam Safety

Dam Safety

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Our goal is to:
  • Protect Human Life and Property from Dam Failures.
  • Assure Proper Dam Construction, Operations and Maintenance.
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Services We Provide for Dams We Regulate

Emergency Response Services

  • Floods
  • Earthquakes
  • Acts of Terrorism
  • All Other Causes

Construction Services

  • Permit Process
  • Project Planning and Approval Guidance
  • Dam Design and Construction Guidance
  • Construction Inspections
  • Declaration of Construction Completion
  • Operation and Maintenance Plan
  • Simplified Emergency Action Plan

Inspection Services

  • Construction Inspections
  • Periodic Inspections.
  • Non-routine Inspections
  • Public Request Inspections

Services We Provide for Dams We Do NOT Regulate

Coordination Services
  • Federally-owned dams and/or
  • Hydropower dams.
SPOTLIGHT

EARTHQUAKES and DAM SAFETY

Source: KING5 News

Wanapum Dam

Ecology's Dam Safety Office Gets High Marks

Inventory of Dams


Tumwater Falls Dam Click to enlarge.

Embankment Failure Click to enlarge.

Three Tainter Gates Click to enlarge.

Peak flow at Tahuya