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Consequence classification ratings for dams and canals

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Dam safety regulatory requirements are established based on the consequence classification of the structures and/or risks or hazards posed by the structures. Dam safety uses five consequence classifications for dams or canals based on the potential downstream consequences of a failure. The classifications are similar to those suggested by the Canadian Dam Association. The factors at risk that influence the consequence classification include downstream populations, the environment, the economy, cultural values and downstream infrastructure.

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canal safety canals consequence classifications dam safety dams downstream risk assessment water management

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Alberta dam and canal safety consequence classification table

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2 pages

Frequency

Once

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Publisher

Environment and Parks

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Date Created

2019-01-04

Date Added

2019-01-04T17:59:23.025099

Date Modified

2019-01-04

Date Issued

2019-01-04

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