DWR’s Division of Safety of Dams Updates Information on California Dams

From ACWA. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) today released updated information on the 1,246 dams under the state’s jurisdiction, listing each dam’s downstream hazard classification, condition assessment and reservoir restriction status. The 2018 update reflects several changes, including adjustments to some hazard classifications based on inundation maps submitted by dam owners as required by Senate Bill 92 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review). The downstream hazard is based solely on potential downstream impacts to life and property should the dam fail when operating with a full reservoir. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!