Division of Water Awarded Opportunity to Apply for Dam Safety Homeland Security Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 27, 2017) -The Kentucky Division of Water has been invited to apply for a pilot project with the U.S. Department for Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to develop instrumentation monitoring and flood warning systems for dams.

The potential project will research flood warning and instrumentation monitoring activities that are being conducted at dam locations throughout the country, determine the systems that are most applicable to Kentucky dams, and develop a Kentucky-specific implementation plan for deployment.  Future opportunities may be identified based on the outcomes of the initial research and implementation plan.

“We are enthusiastic about forming a potential partnership with DHS to promote flood warning and technological advances that could eventually make Kentucky’s dams safer,” said Peter Goodmann, Director, Kentucky Division of Water.