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 email@example.com.
Full issues and individual articles from the Journal (ISSN 1944-9836) are available through the ASDSO Bookstore.
In the Latest Issue (V11 n4, 2013)
Selecting and Accomodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams: Beyond the Guidelines
By Gregory L. Richards, Amanda Hess, Paul Schweiger, James Demby, and Arthur Miller
The main objectives of these updated guidelines are to recommend appropriate procedures for selecting and accommodating IDFs based on current and accepted practices, and to encourage uniform standards or criteria for public safety among state and federal agencies.
Seismic Upgrades for Concrete Dams – Then and Now
By Ken Hansen and Larry Nuss
Case studies for eight concrete dams (Bear Valley Dam, Gibraltar Dam, Stewart Mountain Dam, Littlerock Dam, Weber Dam, Stony Gorge Dam, Seymour Dalls Dam, Big Tujunga Dam) that were analyzed and subsequently modified are studied herein. Some of the more recent case studies presented used the PFMA and a risk analysis method in their decision to modify the dam.
A New Grading Methodology for Dams
By James MacLellan
The Mississippi Dam Safety Program has been working on a system for developing an overall rating or grade for the physical condition of its dams. This article presents the methodology developed by Mississippi to quantify these grades and to provide an overall assessment of dams in the state.