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Dam Owners- Impact of Plants on Earthen Dams

Credit: 10 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $120.00
115 pages

Course Summary:

Dam safety regulators and inspectors, engineers, and consultants are frequently confronted with grass roots resistance in the issue of removal of trees and woody vegetation from earthen dams. This resistance is often associated with sentimental, cultural, ecological, legal, and financial issues. A fundamental understanding and technical knowledge of potential detrimental impacts of trees and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams is necessary in order to address these issues.

Learning Objective:

This course explains about the dam owner, operator, inspector, dam safety regulator, engineer, and consultant with the fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with the potential detrimental impacts of tree and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams. In addition to objectives related to raising the knowledge level of detrimental effects of trees and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams, the contents will provide the user of this course with an understanding of the methods, procedures, and benefits of maintaining a growth of desirable ground covering vegetation on the embankments of earthen dams.

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Environmental Engineers

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