Dam reclassification from Category II to Category I upheld.

Topic: Dam Safety, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1548520 , Decision Date: 2015-06-15 
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In compliance with the Georgia Safe Dams Act, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reclassified the Lakes at Ansley Dam as a Category I dam because improper operation or dam failure would flood a residence with 1.5 feet of water, causing a probable loss of [..] Read More..

Challenge to reclassification of dam limited to allegations in petition for hearing.

Topic: Dam Safety, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1409351 , Decision Date: 2013-12-26 
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Petitioner appealed the decision of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to reclassify King’s Cliff Lake Dam from a Category II to a Category I dam—a decision based upon a finding that loss of life would likely occur in the event of dam failure.  Because Petitioner’s [..] Read More..