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.

V. 13 n. 3 (2015)

Nathan Snorteland and Dr. Richard Varuso. A Retrospective of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster on the 10th Anniversary.

Robert Jacobsen, Nathan Dill, Arden Herrin, and Michael Beck. Hurricane Surge Hazard Uncertainty in Coastal Flood Protection Design.

Roger Adams. Joe Ellam: ASDSO's First President.

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

Keith Ferguson
HDR Engineering, INC.
1670 Broadway Ste 3400
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-764-1546

Nathan J. Snorteland, P.E.
US Army Corps of Engineers
12596 W Bayaud Ave Ste 400
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-963-4573


John W. France
Senior Principal
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

Chris R. Karam
GEI Consultants, Inc.
5 Milk St.
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-797-8904

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
Engineering Consultant
Jim Weldon and Associates LLC
3373 S. Florence Ct.
Denver, CO 80231
Phone: 303-750-4723

Alan Rauch, PhD, PE
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
1409 N.Forbes Rd.
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-422-3010


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