Episode 26 - Clara Acuna Safety Specialist at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam



In this episode Clara Acuna, Safety Specialist at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam talks about the many operations that take place at the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam and reveals some of the unique challenges that the on site rescue team has to be prepared for.

Topics Discussed:

0:55 Introduction.

5:42 Overview of Ice Harbor public services.

6:57 Overview of fish passage.

12:51 Overview of the lock system.

17:40 How do the functions of a hydro electric damn affect the role of safety specialist?

26:02 Benefits of doing joint training with local fire department.

32:06 Closing thoughts.


Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Website

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