The purpose of this guide is to assist in the inspection of dikes and related flood control structures. A regular program of dike inspection can identify potentially critical conditions and facilitate maintenance in advance of high water periods. Routine observations, recording and reporting, followed by repairs will ensure that flood protection structures operate effectively and safely. This guide focuses on field identification of conditions that might jeopardize the safety of the dike. It also provides information on scheduling inspections, inspection methods and tips, and record keeping methods that assist with ongoing monitoring of changing condition and with mainenance scheduling and tracking. Depending on the nature of the problem, it may be neccessary to initiate regular maintenance repairs, monitoring, immediate interim meaures of additional investigation.
BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks. 2000. Flood Protection Works Inspection Guide. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
Keywords: dikes, flood control
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