Deer Creek Reservoir holds a volume of approximately 153,000 acre-ft of water. All of this water is held back by Deer Creek dam. Below the dam, the Provo River flows through Provo Canyon and down into Provo before terminating at Utah Lake. While the chance of a dam break is considered unlikely, an extreme event such as a major earthquake could trigger a break. In the case of a dam break, residents of Provo who live in the flood path will need to know where to evacuate. This exercise will create a model to show the nearest evacuation sites for students residing in select apartment complexes.
Hinton, Eleise; Randall, Matt; and Packer, Brian, "Laboratory Exercise – Determining Evacuation Route for Deer Creek Dam Failure" (2016). Engineering Applications of GIS - Laboratory Exercises. 14.