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Mississippi's Dam Safety Program

Author(s): Sigsby, N.; Myers, D.

Created in 1978, the Mississippi Dam Safety program began the task of identifying dams that were High Hazard and working to get those dams repaired. In 1994, Dam Safety Regulations were defined to classify the hazard potential of dams, establish minimum design and construction criteria, to require regular inspections and to have an emergency action plan for all high hazard dams. These regulations were again revised in 2005 and are currently used today.

Created in 1978, the Mississippi Dam Safety program began the task of identifying dams that were High Hazard and working to get those dams repaired. In 1994, Dam Safety Regulations were defined to classify the hazard potential of dams, establish minimum design and construction criteria, to require regular inspections and to have an emergency action plan for all high hazard dams. These regulations were again revised in 2005 and are currently used today.

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