Aspet Ordubegian, P.E.
About the presentation:
The failure of Saint Francis Dam in Southern California on the night of March 12, 1928, killing more than 450 people and leaving hundreds more homeless, prompted the State Legislature to create the California Dam Safety Program. Since August 14, 1929, the State has regulated dams to prevent failure, safeguard life, and protect property. The dam safety regulatory power has been delegated to the Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams, which provides oversight to the design, construction, and maintenance of over 1200 jurisdictional sized dams in California.
The lecture will include prior case histories of dam failures and the current role and responsibilities of the Division in regulating dam safety in California.
About the speaker:
Aspet Ordoubigian worked for the Division of Safety of Dams for over 26 years, overseeing the safety and stability of hundreds of dams in Central and Southern California. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento, and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is a longstanding AESA member and undertook a water project in Armenia in 2006 through AESA.
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