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03/04/14 10th Anniversary of Mississippi Dam Failure Highlights Importance of EAPs

When the Big Bay Dam in Lamar County near Purvis, Miss., failed on Wednesday, March 12, 2004, it resulted in one of the largest releases of water due to a U.S. dam failure. Approximately 3.5 billion gallons of water over a quarter-mile-wide path travele... more

03/01/14 Members: ASDSO's February Newsletter Is Now Available
Visit ASDSO's "Members Only" pages to download current and past issues of the ASDSO E-News. more
Latest Dam & Levee Safety News Updated 3/13/14
Read today's news updates and news from the past month. more
12/10/13 50th Anniversary of Deadly California Dam Failure Reminds Us to Be Prepared

Contact: Lori Spragens,, 855-228-9732, ext. 4


On Saturday, Dec. 14, the City of Los Angeles will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Baldwin Hills... more

Now Available for Download 2012-13 Annual Report

Download the FY13 ASDSO Annual Report. Please more

10/30/13 Water Resources Reform & Development Act Passed By House
The Water Resources ... more
09/16/13 Rockies Flooding Highlights Need for Strong Dam Safety Programs

ASDSO expresses sympathy to everyone affected by the devastating flooding in Colorado and New Mexico. ASDSO is monitoring the situation closely, particularly in Colorado where unprecedented flooding has breached two smal... more

MEDIA ADVISORY Dam Safety Experts to Meet in Providence, RI

Contact: Sarah McCubbin-Cain, 855-228-9732, ext. 3,

**MEDIA ADVISORY**... more

08/06/13 ASDSO Selects 2013-2014 Scholarship Recipient
Lacey Albers wins $10,000 scholarship more
07/24/13 Denver to Observe 80th Anniversary of Deadly Flood
Ongoing Commitment Needed to Ensure All Dams Are Safe

On Aug. 3, 1933, the Castlewood Canyon Dam outside of Denver collapsed, sending an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of water 40 miles into the heart of the city. The resulting 15-foot wave in Denver destroyed swaths of prop... more

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