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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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Guidance: Dams/Reservoirs and Non-Dam Features (Nov 2019)

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Hazard Communication Tool | Ed Stowasser - US Army Corps of Engineers

2019 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation

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HHPD FEMA Policy 104-008-7

The purpose of this policy, inclusive of FEMA’s Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program Guidance (June 2020), is to establish the framework and requirements to implement the HHPD grant program.

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HHPD Grant Program Checklist

The Rehabilitation of HHPD Grant Program Checklist provides the required actions needed when applying for a FY20 award under this program.

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HHPD Grant Program Guidance

The purpose of FEMA’s Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program Guidance is to establish the framework and requirements to implement the HHPD grant program. This Guidance document is incorporated by reference as part of FEMA Policy 104- 008-7 as FEMA’s official policy on, and interpretation of, the requirements for implementation of FEMA’s HHPD grant program.

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High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Grant Program Presentation

Rehabilitation of HHPD Grant Program 101 PPT

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Improvements in Preparedness and Resiliency for the Current & Future Climate | Thomas E. Evans and John M. McCain

2020 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation
Improvements in Preparedness and Resiliency for the Current & Future Climate | Thomas E. Evans and John M. McCain

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Incorporating Climate Change in Engineering Evaluations and Risk Assessments | Jonathan Quebbeman

2020 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation
Incorporating Climate Change in Engineering Evaluations and Risk Assessments | Jonathan Quebbeman

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Incorporating Climate Change Projections Into Hydrologic Hazard Analyses | Victoria Bahls

2020 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation
Incorporating Climate Change Projections Into Hydrologic Hazard Analyses | Victoria Bahls

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Information Sharing at the Bureau of Reclamation | Toni Linenberger - US Bureau of Reclamation

2019 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation