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EAP 2012

On July 26th, OWRB’s most recent dam safety workshop titled “EAP: Emergency Action Plans for Oklahoma Dams” was held at Tulsa’s Mohawk Water Treatment plant located at Lake Yahola in the northern part of the city. OWRB is grateful to Anthony Wilkins and Stephanie Roberts from the City of Tulsa for their assistance in providing access to classrooms at the historic facility.

The day-long event started early and featured highly informative talks by OWRB staff and professional engineers with decades of experience in dam engineering between them.

Over 60 people representing several different communities and engineering firms met with dam owners, managers, emergency management officials and OWRB staff to learn valuable information about emergency action planning, a key component of dam design and management. Topics included hazard level reclassification, EAP design and implementation, Oklahoma dam safety law, communicating risk with inundation maps, and tabletop exercises.

The event was considered a tremendous success, and plans are already being made for OWRB’s next workshop in 2013.

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