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STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURESTable 2-1Station Inspection Checklist (See Also Information in Appendix B)CONDITIONS TO LOOK FOR:Seepage• Flowing water• Lush vegetation• Wet areasErosion• Gullies• Scarps• Riprap displacementEmbankment Movement• Cracks• Settlement• Bulges• Slides• Misalignment of downstream toe or crest edgeStructure Movement• Spillway walls• Spillway control structure• Outlet worksOperational Components• Damage• Deterioration• MalfunctionExcessive vegetationAnimal burrowsDamaged Concrete• Cracks and Spalling• Erosion• DeteriorationDamaged Gates (sluice and tainter)Public Safety• Warning and Restriction Signage• Traffic Control DevicesDebris BuildupDamaged StoplogsWHAT TO RECORD IF FOUND:For all the conditions:• location limits (width, length, depth)• new or existing• size limits (width, length)• clear or cloudy• flow rate• station, offset and elevation• limits (width, length, depth)• station, offset and elevation• limits (width, length, depth, height)• station, offset and elevation• limits (width, length, displacement)• station, offset and elevation• description• location• limits (width, length)• station, offset and elevation• limits (diameter, depth)• station, offset and elevation• limits (width, length, depth)• station, offset and elevation• description• location• description• location• location and limitsCaution: Do not attempt to cross the Emergency Spillway, either by foot or by vehicle, whenwater is flowing through the Emergency Spillway.Revision No. 02-4 October 2008

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