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Western Dam Engineering Technical Notes

This quarterly newsletter is meant as an educational resource tool for civil engineers who practice primarily in rural areas of western United States. This publication will present technical articles specific to the design, inspection, safety, and construction of small dams. The Western Dam Engineering Technical Note is sponsored by the Colorado Division of Water Resources; the Montana Department of Natural Resources; the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office and the New Mexico State Engineer's Office. These Technical Notes are compiled, written, and edited by AECOM Corporation in Denver, Colorado. Funding is provided by the FEMA National Dam Safety Act Assistance to States grant program.

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Archive (Past Issues)

 *NEW* Vol. 8 Issue 1 - Assessment and Rehabilitation Following an Internal Erosion Incident;  How Dewatering Can Derail Construction Projects


Extreme Storm Working Group Report

In 2016, the Montana Dam Safety Program assembled a group of experts to evaluate our methodology for determining the inflow design flood for dam spillway analysis in MT.  This report summarizes the groups finding and recommendations.

New Research: Stress Analysis of Soils Adjacent to Outlet Conduits on Small Dams

This report discusses research conducted by DOWL.


Association of State Dam Safety Officials Resource Database
ASDSO's Dam Safety Resource Database contains more than 12,000 entries that reference dam safety publications. These entries cover a wide variety of dam safety topics including technical and non-technical areas, history, best practices, regulations, news,and more. The entries also represent a variety of sources including federal and state departments, professional societies, research groups, industry news outlets, international organizations, and universities.