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 n1, 2014)
Wolf Creek Dam
By: Michael Zoccola, P.E.; Vanessa Bateman, P.E., P.G.; and Joshua Bomar, P.E., US Army Corps of Engineers; and Fabio Santillan, P.E., Treviicos-Soletanche JV
This paper highlights key design requirements of the recently completed barrier wall, innovative construction methods used while working in an active high head dam, and unprecedented results from the quality control verification.
High Elevation Construction Diving Cheesman Dam, Colorado
By: Jeff Martin, P.E., Denver Water Department
Overview of project at Cheesman Dam and the addressing of several issues:
1. The risk of operating an aging outlet works system;
2. 19th century equipment and technology;
3. Maintaining key infrastructure within the Denver Water system;
4. New sediment loading from the Hayman Fire of 2002; and
5. A desire to provide upstream control of the outlet works tunnels for future work.
Spaulding Pond Dam Break
By: Thomas Moody, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
Survivor's account of the Great Norwich Flood of 1963.