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Emergency/Induced Surcharge Pool

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The emergency pool is when the emergency spillway is being used if available. Operators do everything they can to avoid flood storage in this pool zone. This zone can be considered freeboard prior to overtopping the dam.

Best Practices Resources

Hydraulic Design of Spillways (EM 1110-2-1603), USACE


Revision ID: 7777
Revision Date: 01/03/2024