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Dam Break Assessment

  • 1.  Dam Break Assessment

    Posted 06 May 2019 17:23
    ​Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone has issued a recent brief for a dam break assessment that they would be willing to share.

    Inner West Council has two detention basins that operate as dams in flood events. We have been requested by the NSW Dam Safety Committee to undertake a dam break assessment to determine the criticality of the dam and whether it would be a prescribed dam or not.

    This is a new area for me, so rather than reinvent the wheel, I'm hoping somebody has done something similar recently that I might be able to borrow from. The last one Council did was in 2010 and standards / available information has greatly increased since then.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    James Ogg | Coordinator – Stormwater & Emergency Management
    Inner West Council
    P: +61 2 9392 5641 | E: james.ogg@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
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  • 2.  RE: Dam Break Assessment

    Posted 07 May 2019 21:25
    ​Hi James,

    In a previous role with Alcoa Australia we undertook an extensive process of Dam Break Assessments for high criticality Bauxite Residue Storage Areas in accordance with ANCOLD requirements.

    If you would like to send me a brief message offline I can refer you to relevant staff that will be able to provide some further assistance with your query - michaelg@icdasiapacific.com.au

    Regards,

    Michael J. Gunton
    Manager - Western Australia
    ICD Consulting Engineers
    Level 5, 181 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, WA 6004
    T. +61 08 9422 3202 M. +61 437 799 077
    E. michaelg@icdasiapacific.com.au




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    Mike J. Gunton
    Manager, Western Australia
    ICD Consulting Engineers
    Level 5, 181 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, WA 6004
    E. michaelg@icdasiapacific.com.au
    T. +61 08 9422 3202
    M. +61 437 799 077
    W. www.icdasiapacific.com.au
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