Boone Lake Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

This plan, in five parts, is a comprehensive plan to address an emergency, in the unlikely event that the dam should have a failure that could threaten property or life. Boone Lake is one of the first lakes in Rhode Island to develop such a comprehensive plan.

In the event of an emergency relating to the dam, immediately call 911 to begin the notification process.

Real-time data on stream conditions: US Geographical Survey Rhode Island (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ri/nwis/rt).

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Boone Lake Dam (RI DEM #219) Emergency Action Plan

Part 1 (PDF, 6.69 MB)

  • Front Matter (pages I - II) (Maps, Reviews and Approvals)

Part 2 (PDF, 3.1 MB)

  • Aerial View (page III)
  • EAP Distribution (page IV)
  • Table of Contents (pages V - VI)
  • Forward (page VII)
  • Section 1.0 - Overview (page 1)
    • 1.1 Purpose
    • 1.2 Dam Description
    • 1.3 Structure
    • 1.4 Direction to Dam
    • 1.5 Notification Flow Charts (Levels 1, 2, and 3)

Part 3 (PDF, 5.65 MB)

  • Section 2.0 - Situation and Scope (page 5)
    • 2.1 Situation
    • 2.2 Scope
  • Section 3.0 - Concept of Operations (page 6)
    • 3.1 Identification of Dam Failure Impact Areas
    • 3.2 Identification of an Emergency
    • 3.3 Emergency Operations Center
    • 3.4 Response during Periods of Darkness
    • 3.5 Response during Weekends and Holidays
    • 3.6 Response during Periods of Adverse Weather
    • 3.7 Availability of Use of Alternate Systems of Communications
    • 3.8 Dam Safety During Response Phase
  • Section 4.0 - Responsibilities (page 8)
    • 4.1 General Responsibilities under the EAP
      • 4.1.1 Dam Owner/Operator Responsibilities
      • 4.1.2 Exeter, RI Responsibility (EAP Coordinator)
      • 4.1.3 Exeter, RI Emergency Management Agency Responsibilities
      • 4.1.4 Fire Department
      • 4.1.5 Police Department
      • 4.1.6 Public Works Department
      • 4.1.7 RI DEM Dam Safety Section
      • 4.1.8 Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Responsibilities
      • 4.1.9 Local Flood Plain Administrator
  • Section 5.0 Emergency Level Determination and Response (page 11)
    • 5.1 - Emergency Level Determination
      • 5.1.1 - Emergency Level 1 - Non-emergency - unusual event, slowly developing failure
      • 5.1.2 - Emergency Level 2 - Potential dam failure, rapidly developing
      • 5.1.3 - Emergency Level 3 - Urgent; dam failure imminent or in progress
  • Section 6.0 Possible Emergency Conditions (page 12)
    • 6.1 - Emergency Conditions
      • 6.1.1 - Flooding
      • 6.1.2 - Earthquake
      • 6.1.3 - New Springs, Seeps, Bogs, Boils, Increased Leakage, or Sinkhole
      • 6.1.4 - Landslides
      • 6.1.5 - Sudden Water Releases
      • 6.1.6 - Abnormal Instrumentation Readings
      • 6.1.7 - Other Problems
      • 6.1.8 - End of Emergency Situation Follow-up Actions
    • Section 7.0 - Preventative Actions to be Taken (page 15)
      • 7.1.1 - Overtopping by Flood Waters
      • 7.1.2 - Reduction in Freeboard and/or Loss of Dam Crest Width
      • 7.1.3 - A Slide on the Upstream or Downstream Slope of Embankment
      • 7.1.4 - Erosional Seepage (Piping) or Leakage through the Embankment, Foundation, or Abutments
      • 7.1.5 - A Failure of an Appurtenant Structure such as an Outlet or Spillway
      • 7.1.6 - A Mass Movement of the Dam on its Foundation (Spreading or Mass Sliding Failure)
      • 7.1.7 - Spillway Threatening Downstream Evacuation
      • 7.1.8 - Excessive Settlement of the Embankment
      • 7.1.9 - A Loss of Abutment Support or Extensive Cracking in Concrete Dams

Part 4 (PDF, 4.00 MB)

  • Section 8.0 - Inundation Maps (page 17)
  • Section 9.0 - Emergency Supplies and Information (page 18)
    • 9.1 - Emergenct Supplies and Information
    • 9.2 - Staging Area
    • 9.3 - Equipment
    • 9.4 - Materials
  • Section 10.0 - Plan Maintenance (page 19)
    • 10.1 - EAP Annual Review and Revisions
    • 10.2 - EAP Periodic Test
  • Section 11.0 - Authorities and References (page 20)
  • Section 12.0 - Selected Definitions (page 21)
  • Appendix A - Contact Checklist (page 24)
  • Appendix B - Unusual or Emergency Event Log (page 25)
  • Appendix C - Dam Emergency Situation Report (page 26)

Part 5 (PDF, 4.24 MB)

  • Appendix D - Location and Vicinity Maps (page 27)
  • Appendix E - Evacuation Map (page 28)
  • Appendix F - Plan View of Dam (page 29)
  • Appendix G - Profile of Principal Spillway (page 30)

RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Documents Related to Dam Safety

Fact Sheet on Proposed Dam Safety Regulations (PDF, 31 KB)
Proposed Rules and Regulations for Dam Safety (PDF, 122 KB)


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Last updated: October 28, 2012