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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Augusta Canal – Aging, Historical Landmark, Urban Environment, Complicated? You name it – It’s got it!

National Dam Safety Program | Shae Hoschek

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Be Aware of Potential Dam Failure in Your Community - Fact Sheet

This two-page flyer is for the general public. Approximately 14,000 dams in the United States are classified as high-hazard potential, meaning that their failure could result in loss of life. The most important steps you can take to protect yourself from dam failure are to know your risk. Dams present risks, but they also provide many benefit

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Benefit Cost Analysis Case Examples

National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar | February 17, 2021 
Danielle T. Hannes
Wheeler and Associates

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Biopolymer-Stabilized Earth Materials for Resilient and Adaptable Infrastructure | Sherif Abdelaziz

2020 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation
Biopolymer-Stabilized Earth Materials for Resilient and Adaptable Infrastructure | Sherif Abdelaziz