Inspection & Assessment of Dams
August 4-6, 2020
Virtual Seminar

Inspection & Assessment of Dams is going virtual! The course provides comprehensive instruction in inspection and evaluation techniques for dams. The principles, concepts and procedures taught will be readily adaptable to any organization conducting dam inspections and evaluating their compliance with current design standards. Participants learn about a variety of dam types and their appurtenances, the function of typical dam features, and common dam failure modes and the conditions that can lead to these failure modes. Actual dam failure cases will be presented. Public safety, security, and liability will also be discussed along with approaches to responding to dam incidents.

Learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

• Historical perspective of dam construction methods for various dam types.
• Common failure modes associated with various dam types.
• Understanding of standards for maintaining dams.
• Techniques for performing a comprehensive dam inspection.
• Awareness of emerging issues related to inspection and assessment of dams.

Up to 19 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. This course has been approved for 19 PDH credits for NY licensed engineers.

ASDSO members can register for only $900 and non-members can register for $1,000 (non-members can become a member before registering and save!). Hurry – registration ends July 29!
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
239 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 | (859) 550-2788 |

2020 Spring Meeting has been cancelled.

2019 Fall Meeting – San Antonio – October 28th.

Hope to see you at the Director’s meeting!

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, Tx 78251

2019 Spring Meeting in Federicksburg – March 25th


Inn on Baron’s Creek
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-2582

2018 Fall Meeting in Fort Worth – October 29th

Thank you for another successful meeting!  Attendees received updates from state and federal agencies on recent activities in the watershed program.  And welcome to our two new Steering Committee members approved during the meeting.


2018 Spring Meeting in Federicksburg – March 26th

The meeting in Fredericksburg was a rousing success!  About 65 members, sponsors, agency representatives, and other supporters were in attendance.  Thanks to our fantastic speakers for sharing your knowledge and experiences, and to our agencies for providing timely and informational updates on efforts supporting the Texas Watershed Program.  Also, thanks to Moir Watershed Services and Tarrant Regional Water District for refreshments and lunch!

Below you’ll find the agendas, presentations, and handouts from the meeting.
Membership Meeting Agenda
Business Meeting Agenda

Presentations and Handouts:
Charles Melton, M&E Consultants – Dam Breach Maps – What, Why, How, & How Much? and Handouts
Mark Northcut, NRCS – Overview of the EWP Program
Jarred Thomas, Wilco and Megan Dutton, TCEQ – County-based EAPs
TSSWCB handouts
Dan Sebert, NWC – handout

2017 Fall Meeting in Galveston- October 23, 2017

Thanks to everyone for making the 2017 fall meeting a success!  Highlights of the meeting included updates from state and federal agencies on recent activities in the watershed program, words of thanks and support from the National Watershed Coalition, and election of new officers and steering committee members.

Presentation by TSSWCB staff, highlighting the Plum Creek #6 Labyrinth Weir Spillway, located in Hays County
New Officers and Steering Committee Members


2017 Spring Meeting in Fredericksburg – March 27, 2017

Meeting Location
Inn on Baron’s Creek
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-2582

2016 Fall Meeting in Waco – October 17, 2016

Join us on Monday, October 17th for the TAWS Fall meeting at the Waco Convention Center, to be held in conjunction with the 76th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors.


Meeting Location

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

Spring Meeting in Fredericksburg – March 28, 2016

The Spring Meeting was a great success, with over 60 participants! Click the links below for information and presentations.

2016 Spring Meeting Agenda

Todd Marek, NRCS – DamWatch Internet Tool

Ruth Haberman, Upper Brushy Creek WCID – Impacts of 2015 Flooding

Bobby Wilson, Navarro SWCD – Impacts of 2015 Floods

Dustin Mortensen, FNI – Dam Rehab Experiences in Central Texas

Thanks to the following meeting sponsors!

  Moir Watershed Services,