How Can You Help Support ASDSO's Legislative Goals?
Please contact your US senators, congressmen or congresswomen today. We've made it easy to download model letters and handouts.
1. Write letters or emails to lawmakers - see dam safety top priorities below.
-House of Representatives
2. Participate in ASCE/ASDSO Policy Week - March 19-21, 2013.
Your voice is even more effective if you have lawmakers on key committees.
KEY ALERT - DECEMBER 2012!
We need your letter-writing and email support before the end of the calendar year to get the National Dam Safety Program reauthorized before the end of the 112th Congress. Log on to your Senator's or Congressman's website by clicking on the links above and then click on the "Senate" or "Representative" menu at the top.
The "Ask": Strongly encourage your lawmakers to pass the National Dam Safety Program Act before the end of December. Tell them what this small but effective program does for your state's dam safety program.
See Issue Brief below for more information.
The National Dam Safety Program Act
ASDSO will focus on getting the National Dam Safety Program Act reauthorized; it expired at the end of Federal Fiscal Year 2011.
View the Act.
What is the National Dam Safety Program?
The National Dam Safety Program: Changes from 1996 to 2006
History of State Assistance Grants
Authorized at $90 million over five years for rehabilitation of small watershed dams.
Find out more and write letters to Congress.
The Need for the Small Watershed Program
Creation of a National Levee Safety Program
ASDSO supports the recommendations in the National Committee on Levee Safety Report to Congress on Establishing a National Levee Safety Program. Read more...