Developing Operations and Maintenance Manuals for Dams

This webinar will provide participants with information on the importance of preparing operations and maintenance (O&M) manuals for dams. It will include an overview of some of the key federal agency and state requirements and formats for dam O&M manuals. Operations and maintenance guidelines will be presented for both embankment and concrete dams and key dam appurtenances, such as spillways and outlet works. Many examples will be provided that illustrate the key elements of a comprehensive dam O&M manual including:

1. O&M Responsibilities
2. Routine and Periodic Inspections
3. Instrumentation and Monitoring
4. Dam Operations
5. Maintenance Guidelines
6. Interaction with emergency actions
7. Interaction with risk assessments

Presented by Steve Jamieson, P.E., Principal, W.W. Wheeler and Associates, Inc.