ASDSO Resources
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Living With Dams: Know Your Risks 
Booklet prepared by ASDSO in conjunction with FEMA to help answer questions about dams: what purposes they serve, associated risks, guidance for those living near dams, and where to find further information.

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Living With Dams: Extreme Rainfall Events
The second in a series of public awareness booklets by the ASDSO Dam Owner Outreach Committee, the purpose of this publication is to help explain and justify the engineering principles involved with predicting extreme rainfall events and how they are used to design safe, functional and economical dams. 

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The Cost of Rehabilitating Our Nation's Dams (2016)
A methodology, estimate, and proposed funding mechanisms; report prepared by a task committee of ASDSO.


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Dam Failure Investigation Guide
This guide shares lessons from previous dam failure experiences and is designed to assist State dam safety agencies and dam owners in making good decisions during the chaotic and high stress period during and following a dam failure.


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Developing Emergency Action Plans Using the NRCS/ASDSO Sample EAP Fillable Form Template (2004)
USDA NRCS/ASDSO Sample EAP documents for earthen high hazard dams.


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ASDSO Journal of Dam Safety
Papers available to members only or for purchase by individual issue (Call 859-550-2788)


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Failure Modes: Overtopping
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Failure Modes: Piping
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Failure Modes: Slide Failure
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Hazard Creep
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Signs of Poor Maintenance
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