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Emergancy Action Plans (EAPs) vs Actual Dam Events
Proceedings of the 2019 Mississippi Water Resources Conference
Year: 2019 Authors: Graham Q.
All high hazard dams in the state are required to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP). The EAP contains procedures for detection, notification, and evacuation in the event of an incident or failure at a dam. The goal of the EAP is to have a plan in place which will allow for a rapid response so that efforts can be made to intervene and prevent the failure or to evacuate residents downstream in order to prevent loss of life. However, dam failures don't always go according to the plan. Information will be presented about EAPs and the information they contain as well as case studies on real life responses at dam failures and incidents and how they compare to the EAP process.