National Dam Safety Awareness Day

MAY 31, 2018

Johnston FloodNational Dam Safety Awareness Day commemorates the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, PA. This tragedy, 129 years later, is still a harsh reminder of the critical importance of proper maintenance and the safe operation of dams.

Routine dam evaluations and inspections, as required by law, can identify unsafe conditions due to weather, vandalism, and animal activity, as well as prepare and update an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).