Inspection & Assessment of Dams: Agenda

Tuesday, August 4

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am • Session 1A: Dam Fundamentals 
  • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm • Session 1B: Dam Fundamentals (Continued)
  • 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm • Lunch Break: History Channel: Dam Breaks Video
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm • Session 2A: Why Do Dams Fail?
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Session 2B: Why Do Dams Fail? - Continued
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Session 2C: Why Do Dams Fail? – Continued
  • 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm • Session 3: Public Safety, Security, & Liability

Wednesday, August 5

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am • Session 4: Preparing for a Dam Inspection
  • 11:15 am - 12:30 pm • Session 5: Inspecting Embankment Dams
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm • Lunch Break: 20/20 – Ka Loko Dam Failure Video
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm • Session 6: Inspecting Outlet Conduits, Drains, and Relief Wells
  • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm • Session 7: Dam Instrumentation
  • 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm • Session 8: Inspecting Spillways
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Session 9: Inspecting Concrete Dams

Thursday, August 6

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am • Hazard Creep, EAPs & EAP Exercises, and Responding to Dam Incidents 
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm • Preparing a Dam Inspection Report        
  • 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm • Introduction to Risk Analyses for Dams – The Ultimate Dam Assessment!
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