The Oroville Dam Incident: Insights and Implications for Risk Management and Community Resilience

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

3:30 pm

Shriram 104 Map

Sponsored by:
National Performance of Dams Program and the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center

Professor Martin McCann
Adjunct Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director of the National Performance of Dams Program

Mr. Tony Bennett
Ontario Power Generation
Director of Dam and Public Safety
Ontario, Canada

Professor Dennis Mileti
Professor Emeritus
University of Colorado

Mr. Steve Verigin
Senior Vice President, GEI Consultants, Inc.
(formerly Chief of the California Division of Safety of Dams)

The spillway incident at Oroville Dam captured the world’s attention in February as pictures and video showed flows over the main and auxiliary spillways and the damage to both structures. Equally compelling was the sight of residents evacuating the downstream area following the evacuation order and the announcement of ‘Imminent Failure of Auxiliary Spillway on Oroville Dam!’ As policy makers, dam safety professionals, and communities look ahead, questions arise as to where do we go from here? What lessons can be learned and translated into improved dam safety practices and support for communities.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Shriram 104 Map



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