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NID Leads Officials On Tour Of Dams

Memorial Day also happens to be National Dam Safety Awareness Day. And, recently, NID met with the state and county offices of emergency services to discuss fire safety and tour the district’s hydroelectric facilities. There was a tour of Rollins and Scotts Flat dams. Hydroelectric Manager, Keane Sommers, says they own and operate 15 dams…

click to listen to Keane Sommers

Sommers says the importance of residents understanding their evacuation zones was also stressed…

click to listen to Keane Sommers

Sommers says the tour, which is done occasionally, on request, provides a close-up view of NID’s dam safety efforts. In addition to routine inspections, NID commissioned an independent audit of their Safety Program last year. And every five years they also have an independent review of everything associated with its dams. The tour is also considered an opportunity to discuss joint emergency planning.

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