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Association of State Dam Safety Officials

October 2010 

October in Review


ASDSO presented webinar on "Guidelines for Assigning Erodibility Parameters to Soil Horizons for SITES Analyses."

ASDSO and ASFPM leaders met in Indiana.

ASDSO's Executive Committee met in Lexington.

 

Looking Ahead to November


2-3  ASDSO-DHS Security Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO
 

8-9  ASDSO leaders attend National Dam Safety Review Board meeting


16  ASDSO Webinar:

 

Pitfalls in Quality Control Processes for Compacted Earth Fill. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm (EST)
Registration OPEN.

30 - Dec. 1 ASDSO-NRCS Technical Seminar:
Emergency Action Planning.
Ft. Worth, TX.  Registration OPEN.

 

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Information on ASDSO's 2011 Student Paper & Poster Competition



In This Issue Contents

In the Spotlight

--Profiles of ASDSO's 2010-2011 officers

--ASDSO and ASFPM leaders meet

--ASDSO Fund Drive

Dam Safety '10 Redux

--Photos of the field trip, exhibit hall, conference sessions, the awards luncheon, and more (even a member's "road trip")

--Simulcast stats & follow-up on the Failure Analysis Soapbox

Latest News

--Dam safety on "The Infrastructure Show"

--More dam safety news worldwide

-- Call for Presentations: Northeast Regional Conferences in Lake Placid, NY

--Upcoming EAP Technical Seminars and Geotechnical Webinars

Q & A:  Probable Maximum Precipitation Events

 

--A hydrologic history lesson from Ed Tomlinson

Federal Focus

--Comments sought on regulation of dams at metal and non-metal mines and on FEMA draft flood hazard mapping appendix

Focus on Security

 

--DHS conducts surveillance detection webinar

--"Stuxnet" poses cyber-threat

Focus on Levees

--ASDSO tapped as advisor on international levee handbook

--Corps releases new levee publications and a report on water resources challenges

More Publications & Technical Tools

 

--Summaries of state program practices

--NID update

--HEC-HMS Version 3.5 released

--Annotated list of recent publications


Member News & Jobs

--Honors, promotions, retirements, and updates

--Welcome, new members!

Employment Opportunities

--See jobs posted in October and visit the Career Center

In the Spotlight: Spotlight

Meet ASDSO's 2010-2011 Officers


John Moyle, PresidentPresident
John Moyle is Manager of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control.  He also serves as Coordinator of New Jersey's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and partners with the US Army Corps of Engineers on flood reduction projects within the state.  He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Long active in ASDSO, John is a second-term president, having previously filled the role in 2001-2002.  He chairs ASDSO's Scholarship Committee and serves on the Dam Owner Education and Student Outreach committees, as well as the New Jersey-Pennsylvania Council for Safe Dams.

An avid fan of NY Yankees baseball and NY Giants football, John and his wife Ellen have two children - a daughter, Jessica (Joseph) Grogan, and son Patrick. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf with Patrick, hunting with his father, and reading - most recently The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood and Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage.

 



Bo Bolourchi, President-ElectPresident-Elect
Bo Boulourchi has served on the ASDSO Board for the past four years.  Bo, a 40-year veteran of the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, has spent the last 28 years in the Office of Public Works and Water Resources, where he is Director of Public Works and Water Resources Programs. In this position, he directs the state's dam safety, levee safety (non-coastal), reservoir development and water resources programs. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for 4 years.

Bo's past work experience includes design and construction, oil and gas exploration for private industry, and research and development. He has served on the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission since 1983, and was elected chairman in 1987, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  He is also a member of the LA State Water Management Commission, and serves as the Engineer Advisor for the Red River Compact Commission. Bo received a BSCE in 1964 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) and an MSCE in 1970 from Louisiana State University (LSU). 



Jason Campbell, ASDSO Treasurer
Treasurer
Jason Campbell, Dam Safety/ Floodway Permitting Engineer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, has been with the State of Illinois for five years.  Jason received a BS in Plant and Soil Science (Agronomy) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1998, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005.

Jason's experience prior to joining the State DNR includes working for a consulting engineering company, primarily on landfill covers, driving an over-the-road semi, and working as a Crop Specialist for an agricultural co-operative.  He served as Secretary of ASDSO in 2009/2010, and has been involved in ASDSO's response to the US EPA regarding proposed rule changes for Coal Combustion Residual impoundments.

An accomplished horseman, Jason has provided equine support for several movies, including Gods and Generals, Cold Mountain, Alamo, The Last Samurai, and Second Hand Lions.  He also enjoys waterfowl hunting, camping, and fishing.  He and his wife Lisa, a high school math teacher, have two children, a daughter Mariah (9) and a son Tyler (5).



Pat DiederichSecretary
Pat Diederich has been Chief of Dam Safety for the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources for the past six years.  His previous work experience includes President and Principal Engineer for Allied Consulting Engineers, Inc.;Water Resources Engineer/Manager for Kirkham Michael & Associates; and Civil Engineer for the Sarpy County Highway and Surveying Department. 

Pat earned his BSCE from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha in 1987.  Besides serving on ASDSO's Executive Committee, Mr Diederich serves on the National Dam Safety Review Board Research Work Group, the State Dam Security Panel, and as ASDSO's liaison to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  His non-engineering interests include golf, tennis, and philosophy.


David GutierrezPast President
David Gutierrez, Chief of the California Division of Safety of Dams, has been with the California Department of Water Resources for 30 years, previously serving as Deputy Director.  He holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

David serves on ASDSO's Peer Review, Legislative, Finance, and Executive committees, and he was recently interviewed for the Infrastructure Show  (see Latest News to link to the podcast).  In his spare time he enjoys softball and camping.


ASDSO and ASFPM Leaders Meet

President John Moyle, Executive Director Lori Spragens and Mark Ogden of ASDSO met recently with leadership officials of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), current Chair of the Board of Directors, Greg Main of Indiana and Past Chair, Chad Berginnis of Ohio to discuss issues of mutual interest and to explore ways for better coordination.  Both groups shared information on the structure of their organizations and on how policies are formed.  All agreed to look for additional opportunities for the leadership to meet and coordinate including the ASFPM annual conference in Louisville, KY next May and the ASDSO annual conference in Washington, D.C. next September.  A comparison of state NFIP coordinators and state dam safety representatives in preparation for the meeting revealed that both are housed in the same department in thirty of the fifty states with at least four of those in the same division (this number is likely higher but many of the contacts did not list the division) and one of those is the same person.  The leaders discussed that with such overlap with members and issues, the groups have many incentives to work closely together whenever possible.

 

 

ASDSO Fund Drive Underway Money


ASDSO's fund drive is now in full swing. Our goal for this year is $27,000. If every ASDSO member contributes as little as $9 we can reach this goal.

 

Contributions from Patron Donors and Sustaining Members support the continuation of important ASDSO activities, including the Peer Review Program, Student Outreach, Public Awareness of Dam Safety, and the Undergraduate Scholarship.

 

 
Watch your mailbox for your donor card or make your tax deductible contribution through the donation page on our website.



Thank you to our members who have already contributed this year!


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Images & More from Dam Safety '10ConferenceHighlights

Dam Safety '10:  Gone By but Not Forgotten

Lime Springs, IowaASDSO members will go to great lengths (literally) to get to the annual conference. Karl Myers of Piedmont Geotechnical Consultants in Roswell, GA and his wife, Jenny, traveled 6,758 miles for the round trip over a period of three weeks, including the time at the conference.  Karl tells us, "The conference facilities were some of the best, if not THE best, after I got used to the escalator ride from sea level to the stratosphere!"  

As ASDSO members are wont to do, Karl could not resist taking a few dam photos during his journey (right):  "The billboard on US Highway 63 in northern Iowa near the Minnesota border caught my eye, so I had to explore."  We are not sure which Karl enjoyed more - the dam site or the sweet corn.

Speaking of Photos...

Dam Safety '10 networkingPhotos from the Dam Safety '10 field trip, awards luncheon, opening session, exhibit hall, and more have been posted in the ASDSO Picture Gallery, under "Publications & Resources at www.damsafety.org

 

(NOTE: Click on the Category drop-down box to see all 5 categories of conference photos.)

 

 

Dam Safety '10 Simulcasts

Brian AtwaterIn addition to the conference attendees who packed the Opening Session ballroom, over 250 viewers from around the globe watched and listened from their home or office computers.  Webcasting the keynote portion of the opening general session provided a real-time experience for many who did not have the opportunity to attend the conference in person.  Additionally, a total of eight technical sessions (12 hours) were digitally archived and will be available for purchase on ASDSO's bookstore next month.  See the list of archived presentations.  Response to this pilot exercise will help the ASDSO Training Committee decide how best to develop virtual training opportunities in the future.



More on the Dam Safety '10 Soapbox Sessions:  70 Members Consider Dam Failure Investigation Approaches
 
At the 2010 ASDSO National Conference, a diverse audience participated in the soapbox session "Dam Failure Investigations:  Is a New Approach Needed?".  The members identified 15 reasons why we need to investigate following a dam failure, including: preventing future failures, establishing the facts, informing the public/press, and evaluating EAP effectiveness.  They also identified 57 best practices that could be adopted when conducting these challenging investigations.  Investigation timeliness,  expertise/independence of the team members, communication with the public/press, information collection and proper authority are important aspects.
 
Bill Allerton (FERC), Jim Palowski (Michigan), Dusty Myers (Mississippi), Bob Clay (Missouri) and Jonathan Garton (Iowa) shared their first hand experiences, successes, and challenges with recent dam failure investigations.  From a review of these and past investigations, there is not a lot of consistency in how they are performed.
 
It was the consensus of the soapbox session attendees that the dam safety industry should consider adoption of best practices for owner/agency response to dam failures and for conducting effective investigations.  Session notes were forwarded to ASDSO for further consideration.
 
Contact:  Mark Baker, P.E.
mbaker@usbr.gov

 

Technical Training Updatetraining

 Call for Presentations: Northeast Regional Conference NY dam

 

1st Announcement: The 2011 ASDSO Northeast Regional Conference, hosted by the NJ-PA Council for Safe Dams will be held on June 5-7, 2011 at the brand new Conference Center in Lake Placid, New York.

 

The CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS is now open.  Abstracts Deadline: January 14, 2011.  See the website for details and submittal instructions.  Watch this space for exhibit and sponsorship info to be posted soon.



ASDSO-NRCS Seminar on "Emergency Action Planning for Dam Safety"

 

ClassroomRegistration is now open for the ASDSO-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Seminar on Emergency Action Planning for Dam Safety, to be conducted by URS Corp and W.W. Wheeler and Associates. 

This course will be held three times in the coming year:
(1) November 30-December 1 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Worth, TX.
(2) April 26-27, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Denver, CO; and

(3) June 2011 (dates to be announced) in Madison, WI

 

Registration is now OPEN for the Fort Worth and Denver meetings.  See detailsRegistration is limited to the first 55 individuals who apply.  Please send in your registration form (or register on-line) early to reserve a spot.

This course is intended to provide skills that will allow you to develop new EAPs and improve the effectiveness of existing EAPs.  The course is a hands-on, interactive workshop, covering the knowledge required to prepare, implement, update, and review effective EAPs that mesh with the constantly changing emergency management community. 

Geotechnical Webinars

computer trainingPlease mark your calendars for the following geotechnical webinars, presented by Danny K. McCook, PE:

 

November 16, 2010 - Pitfalls in Quality Control Processes for Compacted Earth Fill.  View agenda and register now.  
 
December 14, 2010 - Estimating Permeability Using Empirical MethodsView Agenda.  Registration to open on November 17

 

Registrants may either sign up for the live broadcast, with real-time interactive Q & A, or an archived version for on-demand viewing.  The fee is $125 per webinar.  A certificate for two professional development hours will be awarded to each paid registrant who completes the on-line assessment. Participants who view the live broadcast in a group may sign up for the archived version in order to view later and receive their own PDH certificate.

Archived Webinar Now Available for Purchase

The archived version of the October 12 geotechnical webinar presented by Mr. McCook, Guidelines for Assigning Erodibility Parameters to Soil Horizons for SITES Analyses, is now available for purchase.  Cost: $125 (25 view limit)

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Latest NewsLatestNews

Dam Safety Featured on "The Infrastructure Show"
The Infrastructure Show
On September 10, ASDSO's 2009-2010 President David Gutierrez was interviewed for "The Infrastructure Show."   The interview focused on private dams, and the podcast is posted at www.theinfrastructureshow.com.

Dams in the News

  • Toxic mud spill in Hungary;
  • Sildeshow of repairs at Town Lake Dam;
  • Hoover Dam celebrates 75th anniversary;
  • Australian dam wall threatens to collapse;
  • Financial difficulties at Pueblo Dam;
  • Proposed rules include new fees for dam owners in Hawaii;
  • Iowa dam needs immediate repair;
  • Kentucky River dam finished;
  • Nebraska dams to be checked for quake damage;
  • New Mexico's infrastructure in need of rehabilitation;
  • Officials investigate Oswego River alarm system;
  • Town uses fire truck to pump out reservoir;
  • Kingstowne Park dam fails after heavy rainfall;
  • Dayton levee gets 'minimally acceptable' rating;
  • Breach at Wisconsin River levee possible;
  • More incidents, dam removals, repairs.....Read more.

 

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Q & A:  Probable Maximum Precipitation EventsQandA

ASDSO headquarters receives many questions every day.  With the help of our members, we are able to answer most of them.  Thanks to ASDSO member Ed Tomlinson of Applied Weather Associates for supplying the answer to this one!rain


Question:  I have been unable to find a succinct answer to a simple question.  Could you tell me whether or not a probable maximum precipitation (PMP) event has ever occurred in the US?  If so, where and when? 

Answer:

The National Weather Service published Technical Report Number 25 in 1980 that compared greatest observed rainfalls with PMP.  The document can be downloaded from the following site:  

www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hdsc/PMP_related_studies/TR25.pdf

Section 6.1 identifies the two storms that were identified as exceeding PMP: Smethport, Pa July 17-18, 1942 and Cherry Creek, Co May 30-31, 1935.  Although NWS 25 states that both have sufficient data, neither had any official rainfall reports and the information collected from farmers and ranchers may not be correct even though the NWS has accepted the rainfall reports.  Other storms that were close to PMP are Ewan, NJ September 1, 1940; Vic Pierce, TX June 23-28, 1954; Westfield, Ma August 17-20, 1955; Hearne, Tx June 27 - July 1, 1899; Herne, Tx September 8-10, 1921; and Yankeetown, Fl September 3-7, 1950.

The only other storm analysis that we are aware of that exceeds the PMP is  Prescott, Az September 22-23, 1983.  Verne Leverson from the Bureau of Reclamation published a paper on this storm in the American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review, V.114, n.12 (Dec.1986) pages 2344-2351:

Rainfall Characteristics of the Prescott, Arizona, Storm of 22-23 September 1983

It should be noted that PMP values for Arizona were taken from Hydrometeorological Report 49.  That is the oldest current HMR and used old techniques to established PMP values for the southwestern US.  Applied Weather Associates is currently updating PMP values for Arizona, using this storm in our analysis database.

I cannot claim that these are the only storms since the HMR PMP values change with new publications and not all extreme events since about the mid 1950's have been analyzed.  But hopefully this information is useful.  Let me know if you have further questions.

Edward M. Tomlinson, PhD
Applied Weather Associates, LLC
Monument, Colorado
appliedweatherassociates.com

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Focus on SecuritySecurity

DHS Conducts Surveillance Detection Webinar
DHS logo
On September 9, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) hosted a live 90-minute webinar via the Homeland Security Information Network-Critical Sectors (HSIN-CS) to provide representatives from all 18 critical infrastructure sectors with information regarding surveillance detection.  The 'Surveillance Detection Webinar' featured a moderator and a panel of three security experts - Charlie Payne, DHS; Jim Rosenbluth, Cushman & Wakefield; and James Haughom, Network Security Services LLC - who provided information on the potential indicators of terrorism, crime, and other threats, and described the importance of reporting suspicious activities to law enforcement authorities.

This initiative was conducted as part of IP's ongoing effort to ensure that public and private stakeholders around the nation have access to information that assists in improving the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure facilities. The live webinar was viewed by over 1,000 individuals representing 77 private sector companies, 5 universities, 28 states, and 29 entities within the federal government. An additional 3,000 people have viewed the webinar since it was archived on HSIN-CS.

This webinar, which provides information aimed at enhancing the capability to properly detect surveillance, is now available via the training section within the HSIN-CS Dams Portal.  For additional information regarding the webinar or how to obtain access to the HSIN-CS Dams Portal, please contact the Dams Sector-Specific Agency at dams@dhs.gov.  

Stuxnet Cyber-Attack Threat

Stuxnet is a worm designed to jump from Windows-based computers to specialized systems that control industrial equipment at dams and other facilities.  Several infections have occurred worldwide.  NY Times: A Code for Chaos

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Focus on LeveesLevees

Levee, Sacramento, CAASDSO Tapped as Advisor on International Levee Handbook 

 

In 2009, organizations from six countries (Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, United States, and the United Kingdom) agreed to participate in developing a comprehensive resource document regarding the operation, assessment, maintenance, monitoring, design and construction of levees.  Following several international workshops, representatives from the six countries drafted a scoping report outlining the contents of an International Levee Handbook (ILH) that would reflect rigorous collaboration, sharing of information, and engineering best practices. 


The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Committee on Levee Safety (NCLS) currently represent the primary points of contact for this effort in the United States.  Each of these organizations have committed to specific roles for the development of the handbook.  Recognizing the multitude of entities with an interest in levees within the United States, USACE, DHS, and NCLS is now inviting several other stakeholder groups, including ASDSO, to participate in the development and review of this document. It is anticipated that this effort will span a three-year period. 
(Photo of Sacramento, CA levee from USACE Digital Visual Library)

 

New Publications From the Corps
  
In August, the US Army Corps of Engineers released the following publications, available through the USACE Levee Safety Program Web pages:

--Process for the NFIP Levee System Evaluation (Engineering Circular 1110-2-6067)

--Release of USACE Evaluation Circular 1110-2-6067 - FAQ

--Levee System Evaluation for the NFIP Fact Sheet
 
The issue of levee and dam rehabilitation is one of many addressed in USACE's report, Responding to National Water Resources Challenges (August 2010, 104 pp.).  The report presents findings from a long-term project focused on developing effective and sustainable solutions for current and future water resource needs.

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More Publications & Technical ToolsPubsTechTools

State Program Practices

Charts detailing state practices in the following areas have recently been added to the ASDSO Surveys page in the Members Only section of the website.  Following are direct links to each:


National Inventory of Dams Update


NID condition assessment participation by stateThe Corps of Engineers recently completed accepting data from the state dam safety programs for an update of the condition data field in the National Inventory of Dams (nid.usace.army.mil). The update was specifically targeted at new condition information for high hazard potential dams. Of those states participating, thirty provided updated information and fourteen reported that either they are not yet tracking condition data or have no updated information since the last submittal. The Corps plans to have the updated data available in December.

(Note: Access to the condition assessment information is restricted to government users only.) 

HEC-HMS Version 3.5 Released

Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) Version 3.5 is now available at for general use from www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-hms.  This is an incremental release with new features and repairs, described in detail on the website.  Also available on the site are an updated User's Manual and updated Quick Start Guide, and all documentation and installation packages. The new version is currently available for the Microsoft Windows operating system and will soon be available for the Sun Microsystems Solaris and Linux operating systems.  (Users will need System Administrator privileges within their own systems in order to install the software, but not to run it after installation completes.)

Work continues on the next major release, Version 4.0, which will add capability for surface erosion and wash-off in sub-basin elements, to be paired with erosion, deposition, and sediment transport in reach elements. The reservoir element will include sediment settling and outflow. A formal call for beta testers will be made in FY11.

Recent Publications

Click here for an annotated list of articles and papers from technical journals, trade publications, and conference proceedings.

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Federal FocusFederalFocus

MSHA Continues to Solicit Comments on Regulation of Dams at Metal and Nonmetal Mines

The period for submitting comments to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regarding dams at metal and nonmetal mines has officially been extended until December 13, 2010.  The original deadline was October 12, 2010.

Link to the Federal Register notification of the comment period being extended:
www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/10/07/2010-25248/metal-and-nonmetal-dams

Link to the original Federal Register posting requesting comments regarding the safety of dams at metal & nonmetal mines:
www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/08/13/2010-19960/metal-and-nonmetal-dams


Flood Hazard Mapping Appendix Available for Review
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a revised draft for Appendix I: Discovery of FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners:  www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2206

This Appendix will replace the previously-issued Appendix I that contained the Project Scoping Toolbox and the guidance for Scoping and Pre-Scoping activities. Discovery describes the process to be applied by FEMA Regions, Cooperating Technical Partners, and other Mapping Partners in performing Discovery activities in a watershed of interest that may lead to a flood risk project being initiated.  The revised document will be available for public review and comment through Nov. 26 at: www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4340.  
 
Written comments and suggestions (tracked changes or comments) may be submitted to FEMA electronically by sending an e-mail message to guidancecomments@starr-team.com. Alternatively, comments and suggestions may be mailed or faxed to Jen Marcy at PBS&J, 12101 Indian Creek Ct, Beltsville, MD 20705.  Fax: 301.210.5156

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Member NewsMemberNews

 

Jeffrey BradleyASCE's Oregon Section presented Jeffrey Bradley, P.E., Ph.D., D.WRE, F.ASCE with its "Engineer of the Year" Award at the Annual Awards Gala held in Portland on September 24.  Dr. Bradley, president and founder of WEST Consultants, Inc., has been involved in national and local ASCE activities.  He was the first president of ASCE's American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and assisted in the creation of the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification program, founded to elevate civil engineering standards and expand the body of knowledge for practicing engineers.  He is a past-President of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), served on its Governing Board from its inception in 1999 through 2002, and as general congress chair for its 2009 International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress. He has chaired various ASCE committees, including the Water Resources Engineering Division Executive Committee, the Sedimentation Committee, and the National Water Policy Committee.  He served on the ASCE President's task committees on Institutes and on Governance Restructuring, and on national Engineering Management Division committees.  His local activities include serving as a Director and Treasurer of the Oregon Section, and chairing committees in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.

Mark Killgore


Mark Killgore, P.E., D.WRE has been appointed as Puget Sound Energy's Manager of Water Resources.  Mark has been with PSE since 2008.  Mark will continue his work on dam safety capital projects and take on an expanded role relative to water management.  Mark recently completed a 3 year term on ASCE's Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Governing Board.

 

 

 

 

Welcome, New Members!Applause


ASDSO is pleased to announce the addition of the following NEW MEMBERS to the association roster in October:

 

Greenman - Pedersen, Inc.                                         Mr. Alberto Minero
International Erosion Control Systems, Inc.             Ms. Mary Beth Morris
Paces Lake Association                                              Mr. Thomas Murray
Vieux & Associates, Inc.                                              Mr. Richard M. Powers
Zonge Geosciences, Inc.                                            Mr. Aaron Rietveld
Mr. Neil Van Amburg                                                  Mr. R.J. Roos
Mr. Gerry Arvidson                                                       Ms. Keely Ryles
Mr. Don Booker                                                            Mr. Mark Schwartz
Mr. Brian D. Bresler                                                     Mr. John Stolz
Ms. Robyn Ereth                                                         Ms. Sarah Tarallo
Ms. Jessica A. Frey                                                    Mr. Eric Turgeon
Mr. Brian Gregg                                                          Mr. Richard Watson
Mr. James Lyons                                                        Mr. John Wills


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Employment OpportunitiesJobs

Visit ASDSO's Career Center to post a job listing ($25/month for regular postings; no charge for student positions) and to view current openings.  The following positions were posted in October:

Water Resources Engineer (Licensed)
Freese and Nichols, Inc. - Houston, TexasEngineer
Post Date: October 28

Civil Engineer - Dam/Levee/Large Civil Works
CDM - Sacramento, CA
Post Date: October 15

Geotechnical Engineer
CDM - Raleigh, NC
Post Date: October 15

Lead/Senior Hydro Engineer
PacifiCorp - Portland, Oregon
Post Date: October 11

Principal Engineer - Dams
AECOM - Chicago, IL
Post Date: October 10

Branch Chief/Supervisory Engineer
FERC/OEP/Division of Dam Safety and Inspections - New York, New York
Post Date: October 1

Supervisory Civil Engineer
FERC/OEP/Division of Dam Safety and Inspections - Portland, Oregon
Post Date: October 1

Structural Engineer
Ontario Power Generation - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Post Date: October 29

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