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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Planning for a Dam Emergency

Model Dam Emergency Action Plan (NRCS)

Nationally, dam owners are moving towards the NRCS template. A consistent format has many benefits. Montana Dam Safety encourages dam owners to consider use of the new format.

NOTE:  DNRC doesn't require the signature page.  Remove from document.

Simplified Evacuation Mapping (.pdf file download)


Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox (Gannett Fleming, 2016)

History has shown us that successful intervention has prevented many dam failures.  An "intervention" is not always straight forward; sometimes more harm can be done than good.  Typically there is limited time to react and prepare.  Recognizing the need for such a dam safety resource related to intervention, the Montana DNRC, in collaboration with other partnering State dam safety agencies and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), developed a dam emergency response toolbox for dam owners and other dam safety professionals.

The Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox is a collection of helpful resources and case study summaries.  The toolbox contains innovative and effective emergency response solutions, best practices, response techniques, and other resources related to providing effective intervention during a dam emergency.  This toolbox can be used for emergency planning efforts, risk reduction, and dam owner training and outreach.

Click on the links below to download the toolbox:

Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox 2016 (Adobe Acrobat)
Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox 2016 - Reader (Adobe Reader)
Toolbox Forms (Adobe Acrobat)
Toolbox Forms - Reader (Adobe Reader)