Dam Safety 2017: Opening General Session

Opening General Session 
Moderated by Dusty Myers, P.E., ASDSO President, MS Department of Environmental Quality

Welcome and ASDSO Annual Report
Dusty Myers, P.E., ASDSO President

Lessons Learned from the Oroville Dam Spillways Failure 
The opening morning will be dedicated to a comprehensive look at the Oroville Dam spillways failure in Oroville, California. Speakers include representatives from the California Division of Water Resources and the Division of Safety of Dams, the ASDSO/USSD-appointed Failure Investigation Team, California’s communications office, and ASDSO leaders, plus special guest Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. Part I will cover the facts leading up to and during the the event and will include an overview from the perspective of the investigation team. Part II will be set up as a panel discussion with the various perspectives listed above highlighting their role and thoughts on lessons learned not only as they relate to dam engineering but also to program decisionmaking, emergency management and public awareness and communication. There will be plenty of time for Q&A during Part II.

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