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Groenier, James Scott. 2012. Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments. 1273 2805P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

This pocket safety guide was developed as a quick reference to help dam owners and others assess low hazard dams and impoundments. Uncontrolled release of a reservoir resulting from a dam failure can have a devastating effect on people and property downstream. Safely maintaining a dam is a key element in preventing dam failure and limiting the liability a dam owner could face.

View additional dam safety information at http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/dams.

Keywords: dam failure, dams, erosion, impoundments, low hazard dams, reservoirs, riprap, safety at work, spillways

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