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Information for Dam Owners

Six informational documents for dam owners including: dam inspections by owners, inspection of concrete structures at dams, burrowing animal control, unwanted woody vegetation on dams, seepage through earthen dams and low level drains have been prepared to help dam owners communicate and recognize potential dam problems. A summary of each document can be found below in the "Information for Dam Owners" section.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) have web sites with extensive information, some of it specifically written for dam owners including, ASDSO's "Responsible Dam Ownership: Information guidelines and tools". The United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USDA) has published a reference entitled, "Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and Impoundments" that shows the various dam components and causes, consequences, and recommended actions to common dam problems.

Links to these web sites are on the right.

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