Small dam, big task

Craig Scott from MWH gives an Engineer’s personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning

Is that dam safe? Are my children safe? Will my house be flooded if the dam fails? These are just a few examples of the many questions asked of me after the August 2013 earthquakes, which forced the emergency dewatering of the Haldon Range Dam reservoir in Marlborough, New Zealand, to protect the population of nearby Seddon.

This article was published by International Water Power and Dam Construction in July 2017. Read the full article here:

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