Dam Safety Resource Database

ASDSO’s Dam Safety Resource Database contains more than 12,000 references to works related to dam safety from the late 1800’s to the present. These works cover a wide variety of dam safety topics including technical and non-technical areas, history, best practices, regulations, news and more. The works also represent a variety of sources including federal and state departments, professional societies, research groups, industry news outlets, international organizations and universities.

The references are organized into 15 reference types (Learn More) and users have the ability to print up to 150 search results.

All ASDSO conference papers are included as references. ASDSO members have free, unlimited access to full ASDSO conference papers through the resource database. Links to other resources will be provided when available.

To quickly locate the database from anywhere on ASDSO's website, look for the "Dam Safety Resource Database' button under the Resource Center header.

For assistance with a search, to run a more detailed search, to submit a reference, or to provide feedback, email Katelyn Riley at [email protected].

Using the Basic Search

  • Fill in one or more boxes (fields) to search.
  • Each field can search one word or phrase at a time
  • Use the ‘Order by Field’ tool at the bottom to organize search results.

Using the Advanced Search

  • Use Boolean Search Terms (AND, NOT, OR) to conduct more precise searches.
  • Use the list of reference types when searching the reference type field.
  • Use the ‘Order by Field’ tool at the bottom to organize search results.


NOTE: If your search is returning no results and you think it is an error, try hitting 'Reset Fields' and try your search again.

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