Reservoir Safety R&D News

The Environment Agency Reservoir Safety Team has supplied the attached document to provide a brief update on the following joint Defra / EA Reservoir Safety R&D projects:

Recently Completed Research

  • Risk Assessment for Reservoirs
  • Lessons Learned from Dam Incidents
  • Modes of Dam Failure and Monitoring and Measurement Techniques

On-going Research

  • Guidance on Reservoir Conduits
  • Investigating the Structural Safety of Cracked Concrete Dams
  • Determining the Optimum Hydraulic Capacity of Low-Level Outlets for Reservoirs

Research due for Commencement

  • Guidance on the Design of Flood Storage Reservoirs
  • The Performance of Grass and Soil in Resisting Erosion

The full document is available here.

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