Technical Manual For Dam Owners - Impact Of Animals On Earthen Dams
Credit: 10 PDH
Course Fee: $120.00
In 1999, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) jointly conducted research and a workshop to shed light on the national problem of animal intrusion damage to earthen dams and the resulting safety issues. The FEMA/ASDSO survey and workshop united dam owners, engineers, state and federal regulators, wildlife managers, foresters, and academia to form an educated and experi¬enced front against the growing problem of earthen dam damage and failures due to animal intrusion. The infor¬mation generated by roundtable discussions and survey answers indicates that while most states recognize animal intrusion as a problem, only a handful know of guidance on dams and wildlife management practices available to the dam professionals and owners. Based on input from the dam communities, FEMA/ASDSO's mission to develop a guidance manual on the proper management of nuisance wildlife in the earthen dam environment became clear.
- Introduction to Radio-Frequency Communications
- Introduction and Purpose of Manual
- Impacts of Wildlife on Earthen Dams
- Dam Inspection From Two Perspectives: Engineering Function and Biological Potential
- Overview and Identification of Nuisance Wildlife
- Dam Repair and Intrusion Prevention Through Design
- Mitigating Damaging Wildlife
- Fiscal Considerations for Managing Animal Damage on Earthen Dams
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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