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National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2016: Safety of Dams and Safety at Dams


May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event estalblished by FEMA in 2000.

To mark this year’s event, ASDSO issued a press release on both safety of dams and safety at dams, focusing on the Johnstown Flood, the 1976 failure of Teton Dam, and the many fatalities that occur each year at dam sites.

ASDSO also posted a blog on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Save America’s Infrastructure Blog and issued a joint National Dam Safety Awareness Day statement with ASCE, the U.S. Society on Dams, Deep Foundations Institute, and National Hydropower Association. 

More information on safety at dams, including a continually updated list of incidents, is posted on ASDSO's Public Safety & Awareness page.


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