The Dam Safety Planning Unit reviews and approves dam owners’ Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), required by Government Code section 8589.5. The EAPs are based upon inundation map(s) approved by the Department of Water Resources’ Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) and outline actions to be undertaken during an emergency in order to minimize or eliminate the potential loss of life and property damage. The EAPs must be updated at least every ten years, and in some cases sooner. The unit provides templates and technical assistance to dam owners writing/updating the EAPs and participates in their required annual notification exercises.
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