The Journal of Dam Safety

ASDSO's Journal of Dam Safety, first published in Spring 2003, provides opportunities to share lessons learned and technology related to dams and levees.

The Journal is published quarterly. Each issue includes technical and/or policy articles, a training calendar, and a summary of recent dam safety news and events.

Subscription to the Journal of Dam Safety is one benefit of ASDSO membership. Non-members can subscribe by calling 855-228-9732 or emailing

Full issues and individual papers from the Journal (ISSN 1944-9836) are available through the ASDSO Bookstore.

In the Latest Issues

V. 13 n. 1 (2015)

Glen R. Andersen, Mark R. Simpson and Bruce Macleod. The importance of integrating historical data in preventing a failure of the Lake Manatee Dam.

Brian S. Cook, Trevor W. Timberlake, David Murphy and Jimmy Stahl. Selecting dam breach inundation software: observations from Kentucky.

Malcolm Eddleston. Seven habits of highly effective dam risk assessors.

V. 13 n. 2 (2015)

Bruce D. Feinberg, William O. Engemoen, William R. Fiedler and Daniel W. Osmun. Reclamation’s revised empirical method for estimating life loss due to dam failure.

Dusty Myers, Keith A. Ferguson, Irfan A. Alvi and Mark E. Baker. Re-examination and lessons learned from the 2004 failure of Big Bay Dam, Mississippi.

Michael G. Rowland and W. Douglas Evans. Raising Cardinal Dam using a unique double-sided MSE wall system.


General Submittal Guidelines

  1. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published as copyrighted material by any entity other than ASDSO, nor may they be submitted for consideration for publication as copyrighted material by any entity aside from ASDSO while in review for the Journal of Dam Safety. Exceptions may be granted, provided that the author has secured copyright clearance prior to submission.
  2. Technical articles should be 6 to 10 pages in length, including graphics and photos.
  3. Each paper must include an overview of content through a brief abstract.

Abstracts of 1/2 to 1 page may be submitted to

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Editorial Committee

Craig Findlay, Co-Editor
Findley Engr, Inc.
70 Old Field Road
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone: 207-846-1465
Fax: 207-846-3434

Mark Schultz, Co-Editor
CA DWR Divion of Safety of Dams
2200 X Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 916-227-4619
Fax: 916-227-4500

Lyle Bentley
Chief, Dam Safety Program
Tennessee DE&C
6th Floor, L&C Tower
401 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37243-1539
Phone: 615-532-0154

John W. France
Senior Principal
URS Corporation
8181 East Tufts Avenue
Denver CO 80237
Phone: 303-740-3812
Fax: 303-694-3946

James W. Gallagher
Chief Water Res. Engr.
NH DES Dam Bureau
6 Hazen Drive
P.O. Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
Phone: 603-271-1961
Fax: 603-271-2982

Michele Lemieux
Dam Safety Program Manager
1424 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601
Phone: 406-444-6613

Art Miller
Distinguished Professor-PSU
315 S. Allen Street, Suite 121
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-571-6112
Fax: 814-253-1495

Bill Sturtevant
Dam and Floodplain Section
GEF 2, WT/6
101 S. Webster
Madison, VI 53707-7921
Phone: 608-266-8033
Fax: 608-267-2800

James Weldon
Dam Safety Engineer
Denver Water Department
1600 West 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-628-6657
Fax: 303-628-6851

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