2008 – Best practices in dam safety risk analysis at the Bureau of Reclamation

Gregg A Scott

Abstract: The Bureau of Reclamation has been performing quantitative risk analysis as the primary dam safety decision making tool for well over a decade. This paper summarizes some of the key concepts and basic methodology currently used in the dam safety risk analysis process at Reclamation.

Keywords: dam safety, risk analysis, reliability analysis, event trees, subjective probability.

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