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QUEENSLAND DAM SAFETY MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES (2002)
Currently, there are an estimated 300 referable dams in Queensland. These dams fulfil an important role in our society including water supply, hydroelectric power generation, process water management, flood control, sediment and water control and recreation.
The failure of these dams can have significant consequences ranging from loss of life or injury to economic loss and damage to property and the environment. Queensland has had a good dam safety record. However, continuing incidences of dam failures around the world highlight the need and importance of dam safety management programs.
The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) 2002
Department of Enviroment and Resource Management, Queensland