Teton Dam – The Failure That Changed an Industry: Agenda
  • Significant Historic Failures/Incidents
    • Johnstown Dam (1989)
    • St. Francis Dam (1928) - California Dam Safety Program
    • Buffalo Creek Dam (1972) - National Dam Inspection Act
    • Kelley Barnes Dam - President Carter’s home state.
  • Teton Dam Failure
    • Project Background
    • Construction
    • Failure
      • Timeline
      • Consequences
        • Context of the fatalities
        • What contributed to the “mostly” successful evacuation?
        • How could the emergency response have been improved?
        • What if the failure had been at night?
  • Investigations into the failure
    • 2-3 investigations
      • Failure theories and conclusions.
  • Q&A
  • Organizational Changes at Reclamation
    • Fontenelle Dam
    • Inundations
    • SEED Inspections
    • Matrix Organization
    • Principal Designer Concept
    • Communications
    • Reclamation Safety of Dams Act
  • Industry Changes
    • ICODS
    • Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety
    • FEMA Dam
    • ASDSO
    • Risk Analysis
    • Potential Failure Modes Analysis
  • Perspectives 44 years later
    • Common elements of incidents/failures
      • Lack of communication
      • Suppression of critical information
      • Designer optimism
      • Human Factors
  • Best practices for preventing future failures
    • Formal Inspection program
    • Formal review of design and construction
    • Documentation of decisions related to dam safety
    • Formal Dam Safety Program reviews (independent reviews)
  • Q&A
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