The following FEMA 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. You can access these documents by clicking on the hyperlinks below. For more information, go to FEMA’s library by clicking the button below.
FEMA’s Dam Incident Planning Guide supports state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers in planning for dam incidents and failures by summarizing the concepts that a community should consider when creating dam incident-specific elements of local emergency operations plans. Their guide builds on Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.1 It also provides guidance for dam owners and operators on how to engage with emergency managers prior to an incident to ensure a well-coordinated response. Appendix A provides a general template for a community dam incident plan that can be adapted to meet each community’s needs.
The 2018 National Inventory of Dams (NID) is now available at http://nid.usace.army.mil. All charts, queries and maps reflect the most current NID database. The NID was populated using the 116th Congressional District information. State and federal dam regulators provided their data from May to November 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 database. Please be aware that inspection and EAP dates reflect 2018 data, so any inspections or updates since then will not be reflected in the current NID. Please contact the respective state or federal regulatory authority for the most up-to-date information.
Major changes to the 2018 NID allow users to download or export certain NID data and to view the hazard potential classification. State or federal agencies may restrict access to information on dams within their jurisdiction, in some cases. For information not published in the NID, USACE recommends consulting the agency exercising responsibility over the dam. Also, it is important to note the hazard potential classification, as published in the NID, does not reflect the condition of a dam. That information can be found in the condition assessment, which is available to approved government users.
Plenary and Lunch Presentations:
ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division: Standards, Manuals of Practice Case History Documentation, Thomas G. Krzewinski, Golder Associates, former President of the International Association of Cold Regions Development Studies (IACORDS)
Track A – Investigation, Design, Construction and Operation:
Muskrat Falls Project Overview, Ron Power, Nalcor Energy
Muskrat Falls Dams – Cold Climate Considerations, Greg Snyder, SNC Lavalin
High Production RCC and Mass Concrete Operations in Extreme Climate Conditions for Large Dams and Hydro Projects Worldwide, Ted Warren, RCC Presa Associates International LLC
Sweetheart Hydro Near Juneau, Alaska –Constructing a Large RCC Dam with no Road Access: Design and Construction Considerations, Tom Fitzgerald, Schnabel Engineering and Duff Mitchell, Juneau Hydro Inc.
Moose Creek Dam/Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project, North Pole, Alaska: USACE Design, Cost, and Constructability Considerations for CSM Barrier Walls in the Far North, Coleman Chalup and Derek Maxey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Track B – Environmental Sustainability – Plans, Studies and Permits in Alaska
Using Climate Science to Assess Long-Term Effects of Dams on Salmon, Susan Walker, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region; Andrea J. Ray, NOAA Earth System Research Lab; and Joseph J Barsugli, NOAA-University of Colorado CIRES
Track B – Case Studies of Projects Successfully Permitted
Track B – Sustainability Workshop
Nearly 200 participants attend one of four concurrent USSD Workshops held in Oakland, California, during the first week of November 2015. Workshop topics include Decommissioning, Construction, Monitoring and Levees.
Presentations from the USSD Levee Workshop:
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