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Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments


Dam Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection Manual, 1985, revised 2007. North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, Land Quality Section.

Dam Safety: An Owner's Guidance Manual, FEMA 145, July 1987. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dam Safety Manual, 2002. John Schurer, Eric Wilkinson, James Norfleet, Jon Van Sciver, Clint Huntington, Chin Lee, and Allan Rogers. State of Colorado, State Engineer's Office.

Dam Safety Workshop PowerPoint Presentations. Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO).

Glossary of Terms for Dam Safety, FEMA 148, February 1988. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Guidelines for Operation and Maintenance of Dams in Texas, November 2006. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Levee Owner's Manual for Non-Federal Flood Control Works, March 2006. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The Rehabilitation and Inspection Program, Public Law 84-99.

Low Hazard Dams—Standing Operating Procedures (SOP), October 2008. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams: A Manual for the Safety Evaluation of Embankment and Concrete Dams, 1992. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). Denver, CO.

Training Aids for Dam Safety, Module: Evaluation of Seepage Conditions, 1990. David E. Wright, John M. Cyganiewicz, Charles H. McElroy, and Robert L. James. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Denver, CO.

Web Sites

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Bureau of Reclamation Training

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Training Aids for Dam Safety (TADS): A Self-Instructional Study Course in Dam Safety Practices

Technical Service Center Resources for Dam Safety Programs