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
Time Speaker Title
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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