We are pleased to see this interim report from the forensic investigation team. The five-member independent forensic team (IFT) is investigating the failures and the physical and human factors that contributed to the cause of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam failures. In this interim report, the IFT’s findings to date on the physical mechanisms are presented in only summary form, with all the detailed evidence being compiled and presented in the IFT’s final report to be issued in the next several months.
FLTF provided information and data as requested by the forensic team, but otherwise had no role in the investigation. FLTF is not ready to offer our perspectives on the findings. We will review the results, compare them with our knowledge based on our reading of the report and our work on these dams over the last year and comment in the coming weeks. We also look forward to the completion of the final report.