Maps show local dam failure inundation plans

Shady Cove, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have update local dam failure inundation maps, and are sharing them with the public. On Monday, residents were invited to view the maps at the Shady Cove Library. Organizers say the maps provide a look into what would happen should an emergency situation arise with local dams, showing what areas would be affected, and how.

“There is a risk from living below dams, and people need to understand what that risk is, so that they can be prepared in the unlikely event that it happens,” Scott Clemans said, a Public Information Officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Clemans says anyone who lives within one mile of a river would be affected, and the maps address those areas as well.

On Tuesday, the maps will be on display from 3 to 8:30 PM in Grants Pass at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium on 600 NW Sixth street. The viewing and presentation are free, however guests are required to register for a time. For more information, click here.

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