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Corps officials upgrade Green Peter from 'high-' to 'low-risk' dam


October 21, 2020

U.S. ARMY CORPS of Engineers officials conduct an inspection in May of Green Peter Dam.

After years of extensive studies, a risk assessment and recent rehabilitation of spillway gates, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have re-classified Green Peter Dam as a Low Risk dam.

Recent rehabilitation of the spillway tainter gates for trunnion friction and overall reliability have improved the risk characterization, according to the Corps.

These efforts along with a detailed review of the dam's hazards, performance and consequences, helped decrease risks from the last assessment, which rated Green Peter as a High Risk dam. 

"We've made a substantial amount of progress increa...

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