Dam Safety Publications and Resources

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Videos and Software

The following resources are free to dam owners, operators, and regulators and address emergency action planning and the safety of dams.

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Technical Manuals, Guides, and Reports

These manuals, guides, and reports provide procedures and guidance for dam specialists and dam owners responsible for the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair of dams.

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Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

The Interagency Committee on Dam Safety has prepared and approved the following federal guidelines for federal agency dam owners and regulators. The guidelines may also be used by non-federal dam owners, regulators, and operators.

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Research Needs Workshop Reports

Since 1999, National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) research funds have been allocated to workshops in nine priority areas.

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National Dam Safety Program Information

These resources provide an overview of the NDSP and the types of publications and resources available to the public.

Many of the publications can be ordered from the FEMA Publications Warehouse. Call 1 (800) 480-2520 for ordering information.

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Last Modified: Friday, 08-Aug-2008 15:44:59 EDT


Fast Facts

Training Aids for Dam Safety (TADS): A Self-Instructional Study Course in Dam Safety Practices (FEMA 609DVD)

Risk Prioritization Tool
Tool for risk-based dam safety prioritization (FEMA P-713)

Expert Video Series

Emergency Action Planning for State Regulated High-Hazard Potential Dams
Findings, Recommendations, and Strategies (FEMA 608)

Technical Manual: Plastic Pipe Used in Embankment Dams
Procedures and guidance for best practices (FEMA P-675)