State Workshop
Indiana Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT)


Greenwood, IN




Online DIRT Registration is closed, however, walk-in registrations are accepted the day of the training.

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), and the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM), in conjunction with the Dam Safety Section of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), invites you to participate in a one-day Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT) Conference for Dam Owners, Operators, and Local Officials on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Valle Vista Golf Club & Conference Center, 755 East Main Street, Greenwood, IN, 46143. Parking is free and is available at the conference center.

This multi-speaker conference has been created to bring dam owner/operators together with mem-bers of the professional dam safety community and various supporting professions.

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Life-Cycle Longevity: Maintaining Dams Between Inspections
  • Dam Failure Case Study (Kelly Barnes Dam)
  • Dirty Jobs: Geotechnical Evaluations
  • Local Events: National Standard of Care (follow-up to 2017 Oroville Dam presentation)
  • Death by Sediment: Improving Lake Longevity
  • Small Event, Big Problem (2018 Northern Indiana flooding)
  • Raindrops Keep Falling on My Shed: Making of a Disaster (Response to 2018 Northern Indiana flooding)
  • Give a Dam All the Distance You Can (low-head dam safety)
  • Go With the Flow: 2-Dimensional Inundation Mapping
  • The Green Giant: Case Study of Hidden Valley Lake Dam

Back by Popular Demand:

Are you a relatively new dam owner, newly elected ownership board member, or just want to strengthen your knowledge of basic terminology and fundamental dam safety issues? Then consider joining our new Dam Ownership 101 Track. You will gain a better understanding of ownership responsibilities and the various technical aspects of reducing the risk of a dam failure. This track will take place during morning registration and will conclude before the conference begins so you won’t miss a thing. This track is free with a paid registration.

The event registration fee Includes:

  • Conference Admission
  • Link to Archived Conference Presentations
  • Coffee and Pastries at Registration
  • Morning and Afternoon Refreshments
  • Networking lunch provided

Conference Agenda: 

  • 8:00 am : Registration Begins
  • 8:15 am - 8:55 am  : Dams 101 (optional & Free)
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am : Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 am - 12:00 pm : Joint and Split Session Presentations
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm : Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm : Joint Session Presentations
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm : Closing Remarks

*Actual session start and end times are subject to change.  

Hotel accomodations in Greenwood, Indiana include: 

IN DIRT is organized by a volunteer team including:

  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)
  • Engineers Practicing in Dam Safety, Dam Owner Representatives
  • IDNR Division of Water, Dam Safety Section
  • Indiana Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM)

Donwload the event flyer and registration form or register online now! 

Special thanks to our sustaining members