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Risk Assessments for Dams – led by a keynote presentation by Doug Boyer with FERC, who will be discussing the evolution of risk-informed decision making and where the industry is headed. Dam Remediation and Investigations – led by a keynote presentation by Brian Greene with Gannett Fleming, and Greg Braun with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss the recent installation of a cutoff wall at the East Branch Dam in Wilcox, Pennsylvania.

Conveners: Bruce Hilton and Holly Nichols

Speaker Bios

Time                 Speaker                          Title

12:15-12:20                                            Introduction

12:20-1:00         Douglas Boyer                Keynote: Current Status of Risk-Informed Decision Making for Dam and Levee Safety Programs

1:00-1:20           Matthew Balven              Dam Failures in Hindsight. Lessons Learned?

1:20-1:40           Scott Walker                   The Wheeler Dam Lock Failure: A Case History                             

1:40-2:00           Suzanne Hess-Brittelle     Phased Approach for Evaluating Piezometers to Inform a Risk Assessment, Blakely Mountain Dam, Ouachita River, Arkansas   

2:15-2:55           Brian Greene                   History of Internal Erosion at East Branch Dam, PA and Cutoff Wall Remediation Project

2:55-3:15           Philip Shaller                  Construction, Operation, and Failure of Ka Loko Dam, Kauai, Hawaii

3:15-3:35           Scott Walker                   The Hales Bar Project: Construction, Mitigation, and Removal of a Dam Founded on Karst

3:35-3:55           Visty Dalal                     “From Scoured to Safety” - Rehabilitation of Lake Roland Water Supply Dam, Baltimore, MD

3:55-4:15           John Mundell                  Geophysical Evaluation of Dam Seepage to Support Rehabilitation Efforts

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