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 in March, June, September, and December.
Each issue includes technical and/or policy articles (typically three), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full issues and individual articles from the Journal (ISSN 1944-9836) are available through the ASDSO Bookstore.
In the Latest Issue (V12 n4, 2014)
Colorado 2013 Floods
Authors: Colorado Dam Safety Branch
This article summarizes lessons learned during this event that highlight the need for state dam safety officials to focus attention on such coordination efforts in anticipation of future events.
Evolution of Grouting in Karst at Logan Martin Dam, Alabama
Authors: Dr. Brian H. Greene, Ph.D., P.E., Gannett Fleming; Dr. Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., D.GE., C.Eng., L.G., L.E.G., GEOSYSTEMS, L.P.; John H Williams; and Bobby E. Williams, P.E., Southern Company
Seepage through the karstic limestone foundation began as soon as the reservoir started being filled at Logan Martin Dam in 1964. The seepage produced numerous springs and boils in the river channel and along the downstream riverbanks, and eventually at the toe of the east embankment itself. After a sinkhole developed on the downstream face of the east embankment on April 9, 1968, the first of the remedial grouting programs at Logan Martin began.
What We Know (And Don't Know) About Low-Head Dams
Author: Bruce Tschantz, P.E., Ph.D.
The combination of increased public use of waterways for fishing, swimming, boating, and paddle sports; lack of public understanding or appreciation of forces, currents, and changing hazards around low-head dams; paucity of upstream and downstream warning signs or hazard markers; and somewhat limited efforts by state dam and boating safety programs, has left public safety at and around low-head dams in most parts of the country untethered to any regulatory standards. Owners of low-head dams who accept the responsibility to warn and educate the public about the hazards created around these structures, should be aware of established state and federal warning system standards and guidelines.
Owner's Perspective - Establishing a Rrsk Assessment Program Within the Current Regulatory Framework
Authors: Southern California Edison, Nicolas von Gersdorff, John Yen, and Michael Cruz