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Dam/Levee Failure

Ohio has a dam safety program that provides inspections and promotes maintenance to prevent dam/levee failure throughout the state. Dam/levee failure is often the result of design error, geologic instability, poor maintenance, extreme rainfall and/or structure failure. Dam/levee failures are generally rare but have major consequences when they occur. Significant flooding downstream can cause major destruction of life and property.

For more information, see the section on dam/levee failure in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Section 2.6

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Committee Report

FEMA

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