Marking Significant Dam Failures

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The ASDSO Dam Failures & Incidents Committee (DFIC) has a mission to assist the states to improve the practice of investigating/learning from dam failures and incidents. The committee has a goal to “collect and share lessons learned from past dam failures/incidents with the ASDSO membership” and has initiated a project to highlight and share information on the “Decade Anniversary” of significant dam failures.

2016
May 27 - National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2016 and 40th Anniversary of the Teton Dam Failure
March 14 - 10th Anniversary of the Ka Loko Dam Failure, Hawaii

2015
December 14 - 10th Anniversary of the Taum Sauk Dam Failure, Missouri
July 17 - 20th Anniversary of the Folsom Dam Spillway Gate Failure, California
July 2 - 10th Anniversary of the Hadlock Pond Dam Failure, New York
June 22 - 20th Anniversary of the Timberlake Dam Failure, Virginia

2014
December 23 - 50th Anniversary of the Lower Hell Hole Dam Failure, California
March 12 – 10th Anniversary of the Big Bay Dam Failure, Mississippi
May 16 – 140th Anniversary of the Mill River Dam Failure, Massachusetts
May 25 – 100th Anniversary of the Hatchtown Dam Failure, Utah
May 31 – 125th Anniversary of the South Fork Dam Failure, Pennsylvania
June 10 – 50th Anniversary of the Swift and Lower Two Medicine Dam Failures, Montana
December 23 – 50th Anniversary of the Lower Hell Hole Dam Failure, California

2013
March 6 - 50th Anniversary of the Norwich Flood
May 7 - 10th Anniversary of the Silver Lake Dam Failure
December 6 - 50th Anniversary of the Baldwin Hills Dam Failure


 

Other Links to Selected Dam Failures, by Location

California
Baldwin Hills, Dec. 14, 1963
St. Francis, Mar. 12-13, 1928

Georgia
Kelly Barnes, Nov. 6, 1977

Idaho
Teton, June 5, 1976

Pennsylvania
South Fork, May 31, 1889

West Virginia
Marshall University Virtual Museum (Search Buffalo Creek)

Special thanks to our sustaining members