The Committee on Safety Criteria for Dams was requested to report on the selection of appropriate flood and earthquake occurrences to be considered in design of dams and safety evaluation of dams. This report represents a general consensus of the views and conclusions of the committee. Although the committee did not attempt to make the report a treatise on protecting dams from earthquakes and extreme floods, it did include background material to aid in understanding the bases for its findings and recommendations. The time and funding available to the committee precluded the undertaking of in-depth studies and research to develop detailed, new design criteria.

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National Research Council (US)
Committee on Safety Criteria for Dams
Year: 
1985
Publisher: 
National Academy Press
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National Research Council (U S.) Committee on Safety Criteria for Dams (1985). Safety of dams: flood and earthquake criteria. National Academy Press.

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