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. 14 n.3 (2016)

R. Lee Wooten, James W. Gallager. The Meadow Pond Dam Tragedy.

William Engemoen. Look at the Failure of Teton Dam.

Teton Dam: 40 Years Later.

V. 14 n.2 (2016)

Cari Beenenga, James Myers, and Anthony Nokovich. Depression at Nesbitt Dam

Kate Aulenbach, Greg Richards, Paul Schweiger, and Michele Lemieux. You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying: Developing a Dam Emergency Intervention Toolbox.

Jon Garton, Bill Holman, and Andrew Judd. Lake Delhi Dam Reconstruction.

V. 14 n. 1 (2016)

Jennifer Williams, Jason Boomer, Dennis Miller, Michele Lemieux, Dan Hertel, and Darren Brinker. What the Heck Should Be in My Dam Spec?

Aaron Bradshaw, Bivian Reyes Mejia, Christopher Norton, and Gopu R. Potty. Surface Wave Inversion as a Screening Tool for Liquefaction Potential: A Case Study at the Gainer Dam.

Vojislav Cvijanovic and Mark Schultz. Non-Linear Finite Element Model Validation at Lower Crystal Springs Dam and Pacoima Dam.

V. 13 n. 4 (2015)

James Parkes and Louie Verreault. Closing Seepage Windows at the Eagle Mountain Spillway Dam.

Lelio Mejia and Maximiliano De Puy. The Panama Cancal Expansion Dams.

Roger Raeburn, Jennifer Williams, and Dick Davidson. Ashton Dam Risk-Guided Rehabilitation.

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

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

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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