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