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Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2004

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Earthquake Analyses and Design of Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2005

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Emergency Action Planning for Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2013

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Glossary

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2004

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Hazard Potential Classification System for Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2004

Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2013

Technical Manuals and Reports

Filters for Embankment Dams: Best Practices for Design and Construction

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2011

Geotextiles in Embankment Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2008

Summary of Existing Guidelines for Hydrologic Safety of Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2012

Technical Manual for Dam Owners: Impacts of Animals on Earthen Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2005

Technical Manual for Dam Owners: Impacts of Plants on Earthen Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2005

Technical Manual: Overtopping Protection for Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2014

Technical Manual: Plastic Pipe Used in Embankment Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2007

The National Dam Safety Program: Model State Dam Safety Program

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2007

The National Dam Safety Program: Research Needs Workshop - Seepage through Embankment Dams

Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date Published: 2005

Evaluation and Monitoring of Seepage and Internal Erosion

Author: Interagency Committee on Dam Safety
Date Published: 2015

Dam Sector Security Guidelines

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2015

Dams Sector Active and Passive Vehicle Barriers Guide

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2010

Dams Sector Crisis Management Handbook

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2015
A Guide for Owners and Operators

Dams Sector Cybersecurity Program Guidance

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2016

Dams Sector Personnel Screening Guide for Owners and Operators

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2017

Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2017

Dams Sector-Specific Plan

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2015
An Annex to the NIPP 2013

Worldwide Attacks Against Dams

Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Date Published: 2012
A Historical Threat Resource for Owners and Operators

A Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings for Dam and Levee Emergencies

Author: USACE Risk Management Center
Date Published: 2015

Additional Resources

ASDSO On-Demand Webinars

Author: Association of State Dam Safety Officials

ASDSO Website

Author: Association of State Dam Safety Officials


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