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- A structural or geologic feature or an equipment item whose failure under the particular loading condition or set of circumstances being considered would create a dam safety deficiency. An equipment item or procedure required for safe operation of the dam or reservoir.
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- arid, BSC, Dam safety deficiency, Deficiency Verification Analysis (DVA), DVA, FS, Modification Decision Analysis (MDA), Overall safety of dams classification, Potential dam safety deficiency, Safety evaluation flood (SEF)