Risk – Dam and Levee
Schnabel is a recognized leader in dam safety risk analyses. Our expertise includes performing semi-quantitative and quantitative risk assessments, providing facilitators and subject matter experts, and performing risk modeling using the Palisades DecisionTools Suite. Our risk analysis experience spans dams owned and regulated by federal and state governments, which helps them prioritize resources.
Worth particular note, we’ve supported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and Risk Management Center with risk-informed management of its portfolio of 700 dams for more than 10 years. This includes review of USACE designs and risk analyses, developing “project databooks” to support risk analyses, and the development of risk analysis pilots for levees. We have also performed several risk analyses for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated dams.