Recent Press

ASDSO is glad to assist reporters, news outlets and students with research into the conditions of dams in the United States and safety of dams. We welcome both national and local outlets.

Below are some recent articles and interviews which feature ASDSO representatives. 


Select 2017 Coverage

Huffington Post
America’s Crumbling Dams are a Disaster Waiting to Happen - Click Here
Quoted: Mark Ogden, John France, ASDSO statistics 


Circle of Blue
U.S. Dam Safety Improves But Faces Evolving Risks - Click Here
Quoted: Mark Ogden, Lori Spragens, Bruce Tschantz, Eric Halpin, Marty McCann

Mark Ogden on Dam Safety - Click Here
Quoted: Mark Ogden, ASDSO Statistics


logo-enr_0.gifEngineering News-Record
Dam Worries Resurface After Oroville Scare - Click Here
Quoted: Mark Ogden, Dusty Myers, Mark Baker, Jon Garton, ASDSO statistics



Picturesque low dams turn deadly with swift currents - Click Here
Quoted: Bruce Tschantz, Ken Smith, ASDSO statistics


washington_post_logo.pngThe Washington Post
The stunning destruction at Oroville Dam and the work ahead - Click Here
Quoted: Dusty Myers, ASDSO statistics



National Geographic
The Oroville Dam Crisis Could Happen Elsewhere - Click Here
Quoted: John France, ASDSO statistics


Associations-now-logo.jpgAssociations Now
Following Oroville Dam Crisis, Group Steps Up Advocacy Efforts - Click Here
Quoted: Lori Spragens, ASDSO Statistics


myStatesman200x200.pngAustin American-Statesman
Hundreds of dams in Texas could fail in worst-case flood - Click Here
Quoted: Lori Spragens


CS_220-1.pngCivil + Structural Engineer
Kelly Barnes Dam Failure: 40 Years Later, Dam Safety Remains National Challenge - Click Here
Quoted: Jon Garton, ASDSO information


wsllclogo-01 copy copy-crop-u78922.pngMunicipal Water Leader
Association of State Dam Safety Officials - Click Here

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