- Massey, Drake
- According to the Army Corps of Engineers ACE, the Lake Isabella Dam is one of the highest risk dams for failure in the United States. Part of the reason for such a high risk factor is because the dam is positioned on top of an active earthquake fault line. In addition, the dam is over 60 years old and is slowly seeping water. The ACE has been tasked with developing a disaster plan should the dam fail. The plan includes the service of several public agencies throughout the county, to include the Sheriff’s Office. I am suggesting the ACE plan is adequate; however there are some critical areas that need to be addressed by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to better ensure this agency acts accordingly should the dam fail. The areas to be addressed are as follows: Specific training related to disasters such as the dam failure, public awareness and preparedness, and ensuring specific policies relating to disasters/mutual aid are up-to-date and practical.
- Resource Type:
- Masters Thesis
- Campus Tesim:
- Public Policy and Administration