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that were overlooked in numerous
reviews by generations of well-respected engineers.
The timeline to failure spans from
the very initial design concepts to the
decisions made following the initial
service spillway failure. There were
numerous inherently weak design and
as-built conditions affecting the initial
failure area. In addition, foundation
conditions were totally incompatible

with the design. These various conditions were unrecognized for decades
due to several human and organizational factors that were documented
by the IFT:
* Overconfidence and complacency.
* Insufficient priority on dam safety.
* Dam owner over-reliance on regulators and regulatory process.
* Inadequate information
management.

* Limitations of regulators.
* Insufficient technical expertise.
* Lack of comprehensive reviews.
In general, there were no systems,
procedures or reviews in place that
could overcome these all-too-common
factors.
Following the initial failure of the
chute slab and closure of the service
spillway, decisions made over the
next few days led to the use of the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019

Board of Directors
President’s Message
Looking Beyond Oroville: Where to From Here?
CDA’s Recent International Business Development Activities
CDA 2018 Conference a Great Success in Quebec City
CDA Conference Hosts Events for Young Professionals
CDA Bestows Two Life Memberships
Honouring the Industry’s Leaders
Election 2018 Report
Financial Report: CDA Breaks Even in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
ICOLD Corner
CDA 2019 Conference: Call for Papers
Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - intro
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover1
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover2
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 3
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 4
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 5
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 6
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Board of Directors
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - President’s Message
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 9
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Looking Beyond Oroville: Where to From Here?
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 11
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 12
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 13
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 14
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 15
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 16
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 17
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA’s Recent International Business Development Activities
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 19
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA 2018 Conference a Great Success in Quebec City
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 21
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 22
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 23
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA Conference Hosts Events for Young Professionals
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 25
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 26
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA Bestows Two Life Memberships
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Honouring the Industry’s Leaders
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 29
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 30
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 31
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Election 2018 Report
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 33
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Financial Report: CDA Breaks Even in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 35
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 36
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 37
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - ICOLD Corner
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA 2019 Conference: Call for Papers
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 40
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 42
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover3
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover4
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