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Western Dam Engineering Technical Notes


*NEW* Vol. 9 Issue 1 - Dam Decommissioning-Consideration and Keys to Success;  Complex Decisions Don't Require Complex Tools-Alternatives Analysis Using a Multi Criteria Decision Tool

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

Vol. 7 Issue 1 - Wise Up: DSS-WISE LITE as an Alternative Method for Breach Analysis and Consequence Estimation;  A Tool for Every Job: Statewide Probable Maximum and Extreme Precipitation Estimation

Vol. 6 Issue 2 – What the HEC? - Selecting the Best HEC Model for the Job; Factoring for Human Factors in Dam Safety Incidents and Failures; Abandonment of Low-Level Outlet Conduits, Think it Through Before you Grout it Through

Vol. 6 Issue 1 – Risky Business - Introduction to Dam Safety Risk Assessment; When Spills Go Their Own Way - Evaluations of Concrete-Lined Spillways; Retrofitting Dams for Small Hydro

Vol. 5 Issue 2  – Employing Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Dam Inspection; Overtopping Protection of Embankment Dams; Cellular Grout Use in Conduit Sliplining; Mechanical Seals for Conduit Repair

Vol. 5 Issue 1 – Thinking Fast - Emergency Response to Seepage and Internal Erosion; Calibration, Validation, and Verification: Bringing More Certainty to the Uncertainty of Hydrologic Modeling Results; Inspecting Corrugated Metal Pipes in Embankment Dams

Vol. 4 Issue 2 – Dam, You're Getting Old! - Understanding and Managing the Risks of Aging Dams; Retrofitting Old Dams to Address New Hydrologic Inadequacies; Internal Erosion: Issues Just Below the Surface

Vol. 4 Issue 1 – Mobile Applications for Dam Engineers, Considerations for Pipe Rehabilitation using Cured-In-Place Pipe and a first on a series of Seepage Articles

Vol. 3 Issue 3 – Spillway Erosion, Design Considerations for Outlet Controls and Guidance for Designing an Instrumentation Program

Vol. 3 Issue 2 – Dam Safety Inpections "A Closer Look", Spillways on Small Dams and Geology 101 - Dam Good Foundations

Vol. 3 Issue 1 – Sinkholes, Hydraulics of Outlet Works and Shear Strength Characterization for Slope Stability Analysis

Vol. 2 Issue 3 – October 2014: Soil Characterization with Lab Testing, Reservoir Drawdown, Overtopping Failure Lessons Learned

Vol. 2 Issue 2 – July 2014: Soil Characterization, Conduit Repairs and Specification Tips

Vol. 2 Issue 1 – April 2014: Subsurface Investigations, Developing Inflow Design Hydrographs and "Team Effort" Specifications

Vol. 1 Issue 3 – November 2013: Slope Stability, Estimating Precipitation and Earthwork Specifications

Vol. 1 Issue 2 – July 2013: Wave Runup, Rip Rap Design and Outlet Pipe Venting

Vol. 1 Issue 1 – March 2013: Siphons, Filter Design, Outlet Pipe Rehabilitation