Special Inspector Bradley Randolph, EIT Featured in United States Society on Dams Newsletter
February 2, 2017
Dennis Corporation is pleased to announce that our own Special Inspector Bradley Randolph, EIT was featured in the November 2016 edition of the USSD (United States Society on Dams) Newsletter. The USSD Newsletter is published three times a year and disseminated to all members throughout the United States. USSD is the “key to the world of dam and levee engineering”. The publication is catered to leading engineering professionals in the production of dam and levee systems for flood protection, as well as the general public.
The focus of the November edition was the historic 2015 South Carolina floods. The article discusses the 1-in-1,000 year event that occurred in South Carolina in October of 2015 during Hurricane Joaquin. The rain impact in the Midlands community was tragic. Thirty thousand people were left without power, one hundred forty rescues were made, and nineteen people lost their lives due to the flooding. During the storm, more than fourty earthen structures breached and nineteen dams failed in the Midlands region.
USSD analyzed fourteen earth embankments that failed during the historic South Carolina storm. Then, a hydrologic analysis for the watersheds affecting individual dam sites was conducted to estimate the impact of the historic rainfall at the dam sites. Mr. Randolph, a special inspector here at Dennis Corporation, visited the breached levees and dams after the flood to investigate the damage. On page 15 in the newsletter, Mr. Randolph is photographed assessing the damage of Old Mill Pond Dam, a historical landmark in Lexington County.
To view the USSD newsletter Mr. Randolph was featured in, click here.