Compelo Energy is using cookies

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.

ContinueLearn More

Table 1. Structure of dam surveillance system in Switzerland

Level Responsibility Activities Reports
1 Owner (dam safety engineer, technical staff) Regular inspection of condition (by visual observations) and behaviour (by measurements). Tests of spillway and bottom outlet gates. Monitoring records and test protocols
2 Experienced engineer (civil engineer) Analysis of the measured data and observations. Annual inspection of the dam. Yearly report on condition and on measured behaviour.
3 Experts (civil engineer and geologist) Inspection and appraisal of the dam safety every five years. Report on condition and long-term behaviour. Analysis of special safety related questions.
4 Dam Safety Authority On-site inspection. Review of the annual reports and the expert’s appraisal. Verification of the implementation of the necessary measures. Interventions if measures have to be implemented.