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November 2018 E-News

Giving Tuesday is 11/27/18 . . . 2019 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted . . . 2019 Advertising Brochure Now Available Get information on these headlines and more inside.   Click here.

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October 2018 News

Exhibitor Booth Sales for our 2019 Annual Conference in Chicago (April 8-12, 2019) are now open. Conference Sponsorships are available. Conference attendee registration will open mid-November 2018. For more information click here.    

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September 2018 News: Deadlines, Fall Workshop, Board Actions, 2019 Conference, and more!

CLICK HERE  to see all the news about U.S. Levee Safety Coalition Webinar, Public Safety & Security Around Dams Workshop and more.  

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June 2018 Updates on Legislation; ICOLD; Fall Workshop; and 2019 Annual Conference

Updates On: US House of Representatives bill which includes re-authorization of the National Dam Safety Program and the National Levee Safety Program through 2023. 2018 ICOLD Conference in Vienna Austria 2019 USSD Annual Conference in Chicago, IL USSD Fall Workshop in Fairfax, VA: Public Safety and Security Around Dams, Oct. 2-4, 2018

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Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensic Team Final Report

The Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensic Team (IFT) has prepared their final report compiling the team’s conclusions and opinions regarding the conditions, actions and inactions that contributed to the damage of the service spillway and emergency spillway at Oroville Dam in February 2017. View the final report.  

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USSD Announces New Executive Director

The U.S. Society on Dams announces that Sharon Powers will join USSD as Executive Director on October 30.  Powers brings a wealth of experience, having most recently served as Director of Administration for the American Water Works Association in Denver.  USSD Secretary-Treasurer Denise Bunte-Bisnett, who led the search team, says, “Sharon quickly rose to the […]

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California DWR Issues RFQ for State Water Project

  The California Department of Water Resources invites qualified firms with extensive background in engineering and engineering geological services to submit a Statement of Qualifications. The contractor will provide expert technical advice and consultation for the review, evaluation, analysis, and inspection of structures associated with the State Water Project.  View the RFQ here.

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Oroville Forensic Team Delivers Interim Status Memorandum to California DWR

On September 5, the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensic Team (IFT), delivered the second Interim Status Memorandum to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). This memorandum presents a summary of findings and opinions to date regarding the chain of conditions, actions and inactions that in February 2017 caused the damage to the service […]

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USSD Joins Forces with The Nature Conservancy

The U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) announces a Memorandum of Understanding with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), designed to facilitate collaboration between USSD and TNC to advance the joint interest of ensuring the nation’s dams and levees are sited, operated, maintained and decommissioned in a way that meets the evolving needs of society. The two organizations […]

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USSD and ASDSO Issue Joint Statement on Oroville Spillway Incident Investigation

05/26/17 The United States Society on Dams (USSD) and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) have released the following statement: Oroville Press Release – May 2017  The article references the following documents: Resumes of Oroville Investigation Team Members Memorandum

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