ASDSO Resources

On this page:

Awareness Materials

Guidance Materials

Additional ASDSO Websites

Videos

Members Only Materials


 

Awareness Materials 

ASDSO Living With Dams Know Your Risk Cover_0.jpg

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. Email [email protected] to request hard copies. 

Download booklet
View E-Book
 

ASDSO Living with Dams Extreme Rainfall Events Cover.jpg

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. Email [email protected] to request hard copies. 

Download booklet
View E-Book
 

ASDSO Cost of Rehab Report-2016 Update-Cover.jpg

The Cost of Rehabilitating Our Nation's Dams (2019)
A methodology, estimate, and proposed funding mechanisms; report prepared by a task committee of ASDSO.

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.
 

NRCS EAP Sample.jpg

Developing Emergency Action Plans - Using the NRCS Sample EAP “Fillable Form” Template
In 2004, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) launched a joint effort to develop a sample EAP for earthen high hazard dams. Through this effort, NRCS revised agency policy relating to content and format of EAPs and prepared a final sample EAP. NRCS also developed an electronic “fillable form” template, instructions, and helpful hints to prepare site specific EAPs. Many States have adapted this sample as a basis for their EAPs.


 

Additional ASDSO Websites

damfailurescreenshot.png

Lessons Learned from Dam Failures and Incidents - DamFailures.org
Presented within this website are links to individual case studies as well as lessons learned pages that summarize historical dam incidents and failures and the valuable information gleaned from them.  Each page contains background and description, photographs, videos, best practices, and other resources related to the case study or lessons learned being addressed.  The contents of this webpage encompass a range of failure modes, dam types, and dam safety topics including best practices regarding engineering and design practices.
 

Outlet Works Rehabilitation Guide for Small Dams.png

Outlet Works Rehabilitation Guide for Small Dams - DamOutletWorks.org
This guide uses short stories and photos to illustrate considerations that dam owners, engineers and regulators must take into account when outlet rehabilitation is on the horizon. This is not intended to be a design guide. Rather, this guide highlights past experiences and lessons learned from others. Cautions and concerns are noted and resources for additional information identified. This guide was developed on the premise that informed dam owners make wise decisions. Wise decisions result in a successful project


 

Videos

Video Pic.jpg

Failure Modes: Overtopping
Click the title to download the video or click the picture to watch on Youtube.
 

Video Pic.jpg

Failure Modes: Piping
Click the title to download the video or click the picture to watch on Youtube.
 

Video Pic.jpg

Failure Modes: Slide Failure
Click the title to download the video or click the picture to watch on Youtube.
 

Video Pic.jpg

Hazard Creep
Click the title to download the video or click the picture to watch on Youtube.
 

Video Pic.jpg

Signs of Poor Maintenance
Click the picture to watch on Youtube.


 

Members Only Materials

Best Logo - NO BACKGROUND_0.png

ASDSO Conference Papers
Available through the Dam Safety Reference Database. Available to members only.
 

ASDSO-Dam Journal.jpg

ASDSO Journal of Dam Safety
Contact [email protected] for more information.
 

Best Logo - NO BACKGROUND_0.png

ASDSO Monthly E-News
Available to members only.

Special thanks to our sustaining members