Dam Classifications and Conditions Video: Tips to Stay Safe
Dam classifications are based on the level of damage that a dam could cause if it fails / too much water flows downstream when it rains. Classifications are not based on how much of a risk there is of failure.
Dam Classifications and Conditions
|Low-hazard Dam||A dam that causes low environmental and financial impacts and no loss of life if it fails.|
We study dam conditions and determine which structures need to be repaired, replaced, or improved. The overall goal is to make sure dams are safe, operating correctly, and help minimize flooding hazards. Leading up to heavy rainfall, lake water from Lake Johnson is lowered to reduce flooding and keep people safe.
Do you have dam on your property? Learn how to maintain it.