Tolt Dam Emergency Exercises

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities and Partners Conduct Tolt Dam Exercise

tolt dam 1Duvall Joint Operation Center, with representatives from Duvall Fire, Duvall PD, City of Duvall, and Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps volunteers; and Snohomish County Emergency Management (Photo by Shaun Tozer).

Seattle City Light, in collaboration with Seattle Public Utilities, recently led a multi-agency, full-scale exercise to test plans and procedures for responding to a potential or imminent failure of the Tolt Dam. The exercise provided a realistic learning environment and opportunity for participants to exercise plans and procedures as well as build partnerships. The exercise also met regulatory requirements to ensure the maintenance of essential utility services and the protection of potentially impacted communities.

The advisory is intended to provide awareness of the exercise, what nearby communities can expect to see going on, and why developing and testing plans are important. 

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