National Dam Safety Program Publications

The National Dam Safety Program provides a variety of publications, including:

  • Research Needs Workshop Reports
  • Technical Manuals, Guides and Reports
  • Technical Advisories
  • Safety Series Fact Sheets
  • Response and Recovery (R&R) Dam Response Operations Matrices
  • Dam Safety & Risk MAP/Flood Mapping Studies Fact Sheet Series
  • DSS-WISE Fact Sheets
  • FEMA P-1015, Technical Manual: Overtopping Protection for Dams (ZIP, 410MB)

Search for Dam Safety Publications

Search for documents below, or view our pages on Federal Guidelines, National Dam Safety Program Information, Resources for the General Public, or Resources for States.

You can order publications from the FEMA Distribution Center.

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A Watershed Approach to Enhance Dam Safety - a Case Study of Dams in the Rio de Lat Plata Watershed in Puerto Rico

National Dam Safety Program | Ed Beadenkopf and John Wolfhope

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Advancements in Evacuation Modeling | Woodrow Lee Fields - US Army Corps of Engineers

2019 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation

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Aging Dams/Incidents in Indian Country

National Dam Safety Program | Mark Baker and Matt Young

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Assessing Flood Risk in the California Delta

National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar | February 16-18, 2021
Lawrence H. Roth, PE, GE, ENV SP
Jessica J. Ludy, CFM