Technical Resources

Technical Resources

Technical resources available through ASDSO include the following. For assistance, contact

ASDSO Bibliography

A repository of records of ASDSO publications and dam safety-related publications from other sources. Many records include links to full-text documents or to information on obtaining the documents.


Selected documents including technical manuals and guidelines, self-guided training materials, ASDSO surveys, state and national dam safety program information, tools for dam owners, animations and more.

Resources by Topic

An information portal on various dam-related topics. Each section includes a topic overview, a list of related proficiencies, training opportunities, key references, research projects, and suggested search terms for further investigations.

ASDSO Publications

Read the monthly newsletter;

Get information on ASDSO's quarterly Journal of Dam Safety;

Download a publications catalog or visit the online bookstore;

Find an Industry Professional;

Connect to the ASDSO archives (members only).

Staff assistant Brittany Lewis shelves materials in the ASDSO library.

Technical Committees

ASDSO committees are working on the following technical issues:

  • outlet works;
  • security & risk mitigation;
  • dam failure investigations;
  • review of engineering designs;
  • levee safety.


Additional dam safety resources from federal agencies, partner organizations, & others.

Picture Gallery

A collection of photographs illustrating dam failure modes and specific dam failures and incidents.

Information Services

Additional resources available through ASDSO include literature searches and document delivery.

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