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Focus on Dams and Wildfires - Wildfire impacts on dams

Publication number Date Published
15-11-012July 2015
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Author(s) Water Resources Program
Description As a dam owner, you are responsible for the proper care and management of your dam. With wildfires in Washington state on the rise, it is important to understand the potential impacts of wildfires on your dam, especially if heavy rains follow.

Impacts of wildfires and heavy rains
Although only owners of dams classified as significant hazard and high hazard are legally required to have Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) in place, all dam owners should have plans for emergency situations. Being aware of the potential impacts of wildfires is an important part of that planning. Here are some basics.
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Keywords wildfires, dams

Wildfire Impacts on Dams