Comprehensive Inspection of Japanese Dams in Long-Term Operation
Masafumi Kondo*, and Shuji Anan**
*National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
1 Asahi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0804, Japan
**National Research and Development Agency Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Ibaraki, Japan
The Comprehensive Inspection of Dams was institutionalized by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the dams managed by it in long-term operation. In this paper, this inspection is outlined, and its practical procedures and methods with the important technical notices for its implementation are presented.
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-  Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, “Standards for River Works: Practical Guideline for Maintenance work (Dams),” 2014 (revised in 2016).
-  Cabinet Order Concerning Structural Standards for River Administration Facilities, etc., 1976.
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