These guidelines set out the recommended practice for dam owners and consultants in preparing the 5 yearly surveillance reports for their dams and general advice on good dam surveillance practice.
Safety surveillance is an ongoing requirement for existing dams depending on the dam's consequence category. A dam consequence category is based on the severity of damage and loss to downstream environments, infrastructure and populations in the event of a dam failure.
Surveillance reports must include:
- potential safety issues that have been identified
- field information on current condition of dam.