Responding to Dam Emergencies: Download
The focus of this webinar is to present the most common failure modes at dams and provide information on actions that can be taken to prevent or delay each failure mode. Case studies will be used to show examples of successful interventions.
Low-Level Conduits – What Can Go Wrong, How to Inspect, How to Repair?: Download
This is a DOWNLOADABLE version of the August 11, 2020 live event. This course will provide an overview of commonly observed issues associated with the most common type of spillway for relatively small dams (riser and low-level conduit).
The State of the Practice and Future of Dam Breach Modeling: Download
This is a DOWNLOAD version of the July 14, 2020 live webinar. This course will survey dam breach analysis methods currently in use. Difference in methodology, analysis steps, assumptions, and results will be described.
The 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster: Social Origins and Social Consequences: Download
This is a DOWNLOAD recording of the June 9, 2020 live webinar. In this webinar, Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten will discuss their book “No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History’s Deadliest Floods.” The course will cover the social causes and social consequences of the 1979 failure of the Machhu Dam-II in Gujarat, India.
Teton Dam – The Failure That Changed an Industry: Download
This is a DOWNLOAD version of the May 19, 2020 live webinar. This course will provide information about the Teton Dam, the failure, ensuing investigations, and the changes that were implemented in the years that followed.
Concrete Repair and Maintenance for Dams: Download
This is a DOWNLOAD version of the April 14, 2020 live webinar. This course will provide an overview of the best methods and materials for concrete repair and maintenance.
Putting Public Safety First – The Oroville Dam Spillways Emergency Recovery: Download
This is a download version of the March 10, 2020 live webinar. This webinar will provide an orientation to Oroville Dam and the State Water Control Project, discuss the February 2017 incident and present the immediate recovery response as well as the permanent modifications made to the spillways.
Rock Scour Assessment for Dams, Spillways and other Water Conveyance Structures: Download
This is an DOWNLOAD version of the February 11, 2020 live webinar.The webinar will offer examples of rock scour events impacting the safety of dams as well as provide an overview of scour mechanisms including discussion of key geologic controls and hydraulic drivers of the scouring process.
Filters and Drainage Systems for Embankment Dams: Download
This is a DOWNLOAD version of the January 14, 2020 live event. This webinar will review the design and construction of filters and drains for embankment dams. Specific topics covered will include 1) principles of filters and drains, 2) locations and configurations of filters and drains in embankment dams (for both new dams and dam rehabilitations), 3) design guidelines for filters and drains, 4) evaluations of filters and drains in existing embankment dams, and 5) practical considerations for design and construction of filters and drains.
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