Media Center

Importance of Journalism 

All Americans benefit from dams and need to understand the risks associated with potential incidents and failures.

ASDSO members are experts dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation's more than 90,000 dams, but everyone has a role to play in this effort.

The role of journalists is essential to raising public awareness of dams and dam safety. An informed public can help prevent loss of life and property from dam failures.

Information Gathering

Our website is a great resource for eduation on dams and levees. It offers both introductory information as well as specific guidelines and education for engineers, officals and dam owners.

We want to help you find what you are looking for and connect you to the right ASDSO contact.

A great place to start is the Dams 101 page. This section offers an overview of how dams work, the current issues facing the dam community and information on rehabilitation needs.

Within this section you will also find charts and graphs with up to date information on how the state dam programs are performing overall. 

For more information and specific questions please refer to the information below.

Media Inquiries 

If you are interested in general information about dam safety and the performace of dams in the United States:
Reporters and writers may contact ASDSO Executive Director Lori Spragens or Communications Manager Katelyn Riley at 855/228-9732 (toll free) or 859/550-2788.

If you are interested in state specific information:
Please visit the state map page to find contact information for ASDSO state representatives.
You can also find more information on the sidebar of this page, and through our Facebook and Twitter.


For information of ASDSO's mission, objectives, staff, board members and history, please click here.

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